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Chiloschista Lindl.


Epiphytic herbs. Stem obscure. Roots numerous, elongate, flattened, dull green or grayish green with brown tip. Leaves absent or present only in young plants. Inflorescence racemose, with many flowers; peduncle slender, often densely pubescent. Flowers small; sepals subequal, lateral ones adnate to lower side of column foot; petals adnate to upper part of column foot, often truncate at apex; lip mobile, articulated with foot of column, saccate or concave at base, with 2 large erect lateral lobes and a small midlobe, disc with various forms of pubescent calli or ridges; column short, foot nearly twice as long; anther terminal, operculate, each side with a filiform appendage fitted in furrow of column; pollinia of 2 globose bodies, each divided into 2 unequal parts, attached by stipe to small visidium; viscidium broader than stipe; clinandrium shallow. Capsules elongate cylindrical.

About 15 species, in southern China, the Himalaya, India, through Indochina to Indonesia. One species in Taiwan.

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