Sedirea

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Sedirea
Sedirea japonica.jpg
Sedirea japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Sedirea

Sedirea is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. They are found in sub-tropical areas of China, Korea, and Japan, usually as epiphytes. The name is 'Aerides' spelled backwards, a reference to the genus they were originally placed in.

There are presently two known species.

  • Sedirea japonica (H. G. Reichenbach) Garay & H. R. Sweet, Orchids S. Ryukyu Islands. 149. 1974.

Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests or on cliffs along valleys; 600–1400 m. W Yunnan, Zhejiang, Japan (Southern areas to Ryukyu Islands), Korea (Jeollanam-do).
Chinese:萼脊兰 (e ji lan)
Korean: nadopungnan
Japanese:ナゴラン or 名護蘭 (nago-ran)

  • Sedirea subparishii (Z. H. Tsi) Christenson, Taxon. 34: 518. 1985.

Epiphytic on tree trunks in forests; 300–1100 m. N Fujian, N Guangdong, NE Guizhou, SW Hubei, Hunan, NE Sichuan, Zhejiang.
Chinese: 短茎萼脊兰 (duan jing e ji lan)

S. japonica has traditionally been very popular in the Asian horticultural trade, and recently has also been used in hybridizing. The abbreviation is 'Sdr.'

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References[edit]

  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (1999). Genera Orchidacearum 1. Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2001). Genera Orchidacearum 2. Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3. Oxford Univ. Press
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart