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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: 191, 197. 1813. (Nov 1813) (Hortus Kew. (ed. 2)) 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: About 7 species, from which 2 widespread in Europe and Northern Asia, 5 in the Himalaya and China. Represented in Pakistan by one Himalayan species.


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Plants with palmate tuberoids and leafy stem. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly oblong. Inflorescence densly many-flowered, cylindric short. Flowers small, pink, rose, rarely white. Dorsal sepal and petals connivent, forming a hood, lateral sepals spreading or ± reflexed. Labellum entire or 3-lobed, spurred. Spur filiform, as long as or longer than the ovary. Column short; anther erect; pollinia 2, sectile, each with caudicle, attached to a strap-shaped viscid gland, without a pouch (bursicula); rostellum 3-lobed, mid-lobe lamelliform, placed between the anther-loculi; stigmas 2, laterally placed on wings on each side of the column. Ovary sessile, slightly twisted.
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