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Published In: De Orchideis Europaeis Annotationes 21, 29, 38. 1817. (De Orchid. Eur.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: J. RENZ
General/Distribution: A genus of about 12 species in the northern hemisphere, tropical Asia, Himalaya mts. eastwards to China, Japan. 1 species in Pakistan.


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Plants autotrophic, with rhizome and loosely clustered roots. Stem leafy. Leaves sessile, plicate. Inflorescence loosely or densely many-flowered, rarely only 1-2-flowered. Flowers white, rose or creamy. Sepals and petals similar, free, connivent or ± spreading. Labellum with concave or shortly spurred basal half (hypochile) clasping the column, jointed to flattish, crested apical half (epichile). Column semiterete; anther dorsal, erect or ± incumbent, fixed with small filament; pollinia 2, bipartite, mealy, without caudicle; viscidium obsolete; rostellum absent; stigma entire. Ovary sessile, not or slightly twisted.
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