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Published In: Kongl. Vetenskaps Academiens Nya Handlingar 21: 214. 1800. (Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl.) 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: A large genus with over. 100 species, mainly developed in Southern Africa. About a dozen species in Asia, occuring in the Himalayas to Sikkim, Bhutan and China, also S. India and Sri Lanka. 1 species is found in Pakistan.


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Plants with sessile, undivided tuberoids. Leaves basal or cauline, or on separate sterile shoots. Inflorescence few to many-flowered. Bracts ± herbaceous, often recurved. Flowers not resupinate, variously colored. Tepals subsimilar, free or partly united at base. Labellum erect, hooded, 2-spurred or 2-saccate at base. Column slender, covered by the labellum; anther basally firmly united with the column, reversed, so that base is upper most; pollinia 2, sectile, with caudicles and separate, naked viscidia; stigma, as a result of the rotation of the anther, on top of the latter, flat or hooded; rostellum between stigma and anther-cells, 3-lobed. Ovary not twisted.
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