Galearis cyclochila

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Orchidoideae
Tribe Cranichideae
Subtribe Goodyerinae
Scientific name Galearis cyclochila (Franchet & Savatier) Soó
Synonyms Galeorchis cyclochila (Franchet & Savatier) Nevski; Gymnadenia cyclochila (Franchet & Savatier) Korshinsky; Habenaria cyclochila Franchet & Savatier; Orchis cyclochila (Franchet & Savatier) Maximovicz
Common name (Japanese common name) kamome-ran (カモメラン, 鴎蘭 [meaning: seagull orchid]), kamome-sou (カモメソウ, 鴎草 [meaning: seagull weed]), ichiyou-chidori (イチヨウチドリ, 一葉千鳥 [meaning: single leaf plover birds orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu (north of Central region), Shikoku
(Other nations) Russia (Far East), Korea, China
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number 2n=42
Description Plants 7-17cm tall. Leaves single, 4-7cm long, 2.5-5cm wide. Flowers pink (or merely white) sepals 7-10mm long, lip ca. 1cm long, bracts 1-2.5cm long, flowering in May to July. Terrestrial. Perennial plants.
Reference Galearis cyclochila (Franch. & Sav.) Soo
Cytological studies on some representative species of the tribe Orchideae (Orchidaceae) from China

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