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Published In: Orchidearum Sceletos 9, 18. 1825. (9 Jan. 1826) (Orchid. Scelet.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: J. RENZ
Type: About 70 species mainly in tropical Asia and also in tropical Africa. 1 species in Pakistan.


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Plants small with decumbent rhizome. Stem leafy. Inflorescence ± dense, few to many flowered. Flowers small, resupinate. Perianth segments subequal. Petals adherent to dorsal sepal, forming a hood; lateral sepals spreading. Labellum fleshy, somewhat saccate and with 2 lamellae or callosities at base, above the middle ± contracted, often produced into broadened, sometimes bibbed apex. Column short; anther dorsal; rostellum bifid; pollinia granulose, attached to a viscid gland, which is inserted between the rostellum arms; stigmas 2, separate.
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