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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
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: A. 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
    • Sarcanthus Lindl., Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824)


  • The Plant List 2013. Acampe in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Apr. 30.

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:

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

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

Vernacular names[edit]

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