Cremastra appendiculata

Cremastra appendiculata var. variabilis

  • Cremastra appendiculata
  • Cremastra appendiculata
  • Cremastra appendiculata
  • Cremastra appendiculata
  • Flower name
    Cremastra appendiculata
  • Scientific name
    Cremastra appendiculata var. variabilis
  • Alias采配蘭
  • Place of originJapan, the Korean peninsula, and China
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Cremastra appendiculata

Cremastra appendiculata (scientific name: Cremastra appendiculata var. Variabilis) are native to Japan, the Korean peninsula, and China, and are perennials belonging to the family Orchidaceae. It grows naturally in the forests of Hokkaido to Kyushu. A pseudo-corm like a bulb has an egg shape of about 2cm diameter. The leaves are cortical oblong, 3 veins, and only 1 or 2 leaves grow. In early summer, the inflorescences are extended from the pseudosphere, and 10 to 20 rings of light purple elongated flowers face down. The flower looks like a group. The Japanese name is based on the resemblance to the “Saihai” that warriors use to command soldiers.

Generic name: Cremastra appendiculata , Scientific name: Cremastra appendiculata var. Leaf width: 4-8 cm, aka: Saihairan, plant height: 30-50 cm, flower diameter 0.5 cm, flowering period: May to June, flower color: light purple, inflorescence shape: general inflorescence, flowering direction: downward.


  • Order
    Orchidales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Cremastra
  • Species
    C. appendiculata var. variabilis
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennials
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 50.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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