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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 330. 1810. (Prodr.) 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: About 20 species in eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand. In Himalaya Mts. westwards to Pakistan at altitudes between 2000 and 2500 m. 1 species occurs in our area.


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Saprophytic plants with fleshy tuberous or coralloid rhizome. Stem leafless, with several sheaths, brownish, without chlorophyll. Inflorescence terminal, few-to many-flowered. Flowers somewhat fleshy, pale brownish. Sepal and petals united into a ventricose tube with 5-lobed apex. Labellum short, entire, spurless, base adnate to column. Column elongate, slender, occasionally with short foot, narrowly winged; anther terminal, incumbent; pollinia 2, sectile, without caudicles or viscid gland; stigma entire, at base of column.
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