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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 951. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) 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 35 species mainly concentrated in temperate and cold regions of East Asia and N. America. In Europe and tropical Middle America one in each area. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.


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Herbs with short or ± creeping rhizomes and leafy stem. Leaves 2-5(-8), cauline or basal, papyraceous, usually large. Inflorescence short, with one or few flowers. Bracts herbaceous. Flowers large, attractive. Sepals spreading, the dorsal erect; laterals ± fused or free. Petals similar to sepals, narrower. Labellum calceolate or saccate-inflated. Fertile anthers 2 at sides of column, third modified into large, shield-like staminode, overlapping anthers and stigmas. Pollen granulose, in viscous secretion. Fertile stigmas 3, ± confluent on minutely stipitate disc. Ovary unilocular.
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