- Flower nameSilver orchid
- Scientific nameCephalanthera erecta
- Alias銀蘭, Ginran, The erect cephalanthera, The silver orchid
- Place of originKorea, China and Japan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Botanical Gardens, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonApril, May
- Language of flowersQuiet Lady
What is Silver orchid
Silver orchid called Gin-ran, Erect cephalanthera, or Cephalanthera erecta (scientific name: Cephalanthera erecta) is a perennial plant of the genus Cephalanthera of the family Orchidaceae native to Japan, the Korean peninsula, and China. It is an above-ground orchid with low plant height that grows naturally in the forest border and bright forests of Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan. From the flower stalk, 3 to 6 leaves with long oval and clear veins are emitted alternately. The leaves hold the stems.
In spring, it brings out flower stems between the leaves and blooms a few small white flowers in the ascending inflorescence extending from the tip. The flowers are half open and do not open completely. The corolla is orchid-shaped and consists of 3 pieces and 3 petals. The tip of the lip flaps three. The capsule is achieved after the flower.
It is called Gin-ran, contrasting it with Golden Orchid(Kin-ran,scientific name: Cephalanthera falcata) blooming at the same time. In the same genus, there are Sasaba-ginran (Azalea ginran) whose leaves are in the form of leaves and flowers are white. Sasabaginlan is taller than silver orchid(Gin-ran), and leaves appear above inflorescence or at the same height, and the spur is long.
Common name: Gin-ran , Scientific name: Cephalanthera erecta, aka: The silver orchid, Tthe erect cephalanthera, Cephalanthera erecta, Distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan, Living environment: forest edge and bright forest, living type: perennial, height of plant height: 15 to 30 cm, leaf shape: long ellipse, number of leaves: 3 to 6, leaves: harvest stalks with each other, leaf length: 5 cm , Leaf vein: clear, leaf margin: entire, flower color: white, flower diameter: 0.5 to 1 cm, flower crown: orchid type, lip tip: 3 clefts, flower blooming appearance: half open and not full open, flower composition 3 of calyx and three petals, flowering period: April to May.