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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.

[A-EM]
General Description

Epiphytic herb. Stem 3–5-leaved. Leaves broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acuminate, coriaceeous. Inflorescences borne below the leaves, c. 1.0–3.5 cm long, 2–5-flowered, flowers opening simultaneously. Flowers resupinate, 1.8–2.0 cm wide, sepals, petals, and spur flame-red to orange, labellum pink, horn-like protuberance on spur pink. Sepals and petals free. Labellum immobile, entire, ovate, apiculate, margin minutely erose, 4 mm wide; spur cylindrical, 6 mm long, adorned with a solid, upward-curving, horn-like ventral protuberance, internal walls without callosities. Column with lateral auriculate wings; foot absent; pollinia two, entire, stipe linear, viscidium rounded to rhomboid; stigma broad; rostellum acutely bidentate.

Distribution

Ceratocentron is a monospecific genus endemic to the Philippines (Luzon).

Ecology

Ceratocentron fesselii occurs in exposed conditions in native and secondary forests at 700–1000 m.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Ceratocentron; it is occasionally cultivated.

Native to:

Philippines

Ceratocentron Senghas appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Orchidee (Hamburg) 40: 89 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0