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Acampe rigida
Typus of Acampe


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Acampe

Overview of species (8)


A. carinata – A. cephalotes – A. hulae – A. joiceyana – A. ochracea – A. pachyglossa – A. praemorsa – A. rigida



Acampe Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 4: 1 (1853), nom. cons.

  • Type species: Acampe rigida (Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) P.F.Hunt (1970)
  • Lectotype: Acampe rigida (Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) P.F.Hunt (Aerides rigida Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) designated by Seidenfaden, Bot. Mus. Leafl., 25(2): 54 (1977); and indirectly by Averyanov, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad), 76(6): 890 (1991)


  • Heterotypic


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Southern Africa
      • KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland.
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Zaire.
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Aldabra, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles.
  • Asia-Temperate 
    • China
      • China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan.
    • Eastern Asia
      • Taiwan.
  • Asia-Tropica 
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya.
    • Indo-China
      • Andaman Islands, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Malaya, Philippines.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names


ไทย: สกุลช้างสารภ
中文: 脆兰属, 脆花兰属
中文(简体): 脆兰属

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