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Published In: Edwards's Botanical Register 20: , sub pl. 1701. 1835. (Edwards's Bot. Reg.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView 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 small genus with 1 (or 2) species widely distributed in the Northern hemisphere. Probably monotypic.


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Rather small plants with palmate, often only 2-parted tuberoids and leafy stem. Inflorescence dense. Bracts herbaceous, exceeding flowers. Flowers small, green or brownish. Perianth segments ± connivent. Labellum shortly spurred, hanging downwards, strap-shaped, 3-dentate at apex, at base provided with 3 slightly prominent keels. Spur saccate, much shorter than ovary. Column short, broad; anther erect, loculi slightly divergent downwards; pollinia 2, sectile, with Short ribbon-shaped caudicles, attached to small, separate viscid glands, which are enclosed in a fragile membrane; rostellum lowly arched between the anther-loculi; stigma concave, entire. Ovary sessile, twisted.
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