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Published In: Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. London (ed. 2.) 5: 197. 1813. (Nov 1813) (Hortus Kew. (ed. 2)) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: J. RENZ
General/Distribution: A large pantropical genus with about 80 species; also in the northern hemisphere, but mainly concentrated in tropical Asia. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.


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Small plants with creeping rhizomes. Leaves ± basal, almost in a rosette, ± petioled. Inflorescence many-flowered, one-sided, straight or slightly twisted. Flowers small, usually white, glandular. Dorsal sepal and petals adhering and forming a hood. Labellum with saccate basal half (hypochile) and a tongue-shaped anterior half (epichile). Column short; anther dorsal, attached by a short filament; rostellum erect, bifid; pollinia 2, seethe, attached to a viscid gland, which is inserted between the rostellum arms.
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