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Published In: Oesterreichische Botanische Zeitschrift 38: 81. 1888. (Oesterr. Bot. Z.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: J. RENZ
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-July. Flowering before the monsoon rains.
Type: Type: “Habitat in Europe asparis” (HB. Linn. 1057/4, photo!)
Distribution: Distribution: Eurosibirian element. Northern hemisphere, Himalaya eastwards to Bhutan, S.E.-Tibet, Burma. In eastern Himalaya up to 3200 m.
Illustration: Cephalanthera longifolia (L.) Fritsch (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Chitral: Drosh Nala, V1. 1908 Toppin 357! (K); Swat: Pashtora, 1200m, Y. Nasir & Zaffar Ali 5530 (RAW); Hazara: Thandiani, Stewart 320 (RAW); Kagan Valley, Stewart 6047 (RAW); Renz & Westervelt 10587! (Herb. Renz); Naran, 2500-2600 m, Renz 10776! (Herb. Renz); C-6 Kurram: Pewerkotal, 1800-2000 m, Aitchison 439! (G); Shendtoi, 2500-2700 m, Aitchison 442 (G); C-7 Rawalpindi: Murree Hills, Bansragalli, Zaffar Ali 4361 (RAW); Murree Hills, Kuldanna, 2000 m, Renz 10774! (Herb. Renz); Murree Hills, Asghar Ali s.n. (RAW); id., R. R. Stewart 9576 (RAW); Murree, Jhica Gali, May 1926, R. R. Stewart s.n.(KUH); C-8 Kashmir: Poonch, A. Rashid, E. Nasir & R. R. Stewart 25851 (RAW).


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Plants 10-60 cm. Stem densely leafy throughout. Leaves alternate, ± distichous, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, rarely ± ovate (Toppin 357 from Chitral: 5.5x1.2-3 cm), spreading. Inflorescence 1-many-flowered. Lower bracts leafy, up to 10 cm long, diminishing rapidly in size, uppermost tiny, 2-5 mm long. Flowers pure white, about 10-14 mm long. Perianth segments connivent. Sepals lanceolate, up to 16(-18) mm long, petals somewhat smaller, obtuse. Labellum distinctly divided into a concave hypochile with oblique-oblong side-lobes and a transverse-oval, obtuse, papillose epichile, the former with orange-yellow patch at base, the latter with 4-6 orange-yellow, parallel crests. Column slender, 7-8 mm long. Ovary cylindric, glabrous, sessile; ripe seed-capsule elongated, erect.
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