Acanthephippium Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 353 ('Acanthophippium')

Subfamily: Epidendroideae

Tribe: Collabieae

Subtribe: Not used

Synonyms: Tainiopsis Hayata

A genus of 11 species; 7 species in Malesia.

Distribution: Tropical Asia, Malesia, east to Tonga

Thomas, S.A. 1997. Taxonomic revision of Acanthephippium. Orchid Monogr. 8: 119 - 134.


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Acanthephippium splendidum J.J.Sm., cultivated at the Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, from Papua New Guinea Acanthephippium eburneum Kraenzl., drawing by J.J. Smith & Natadipoera

Last updated: 5 February 2007 by André Schuiteman

Malesian Orchid Genera