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184. Haraella Kudô, J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 2: 26. 1930.

香兰属 xiang lan shu

Authors: Xinqi Chen & Jeffrey J. Wood

Herbs, epiphytic, small, monopodial. Stems short, with several distichous leaves. Leaves nearly basal, flat, jointed and sheathing at base. Inflorescences often 2 or 3, axillary, pendulous, racemose, few flowered. Flowers medium-sized, opening successively. Sepals and petals free, similar, spreading; lip immovably attached to base of column, not spurred, larger than sepals and petals, contracted near middle forming hypochile and epichile; hypochile with a fleshy callus at base; epichile orbicular, adaxially hairy, margin fimbriate-ciliate. Column short, footless; rostellum 2-lobed; anther cap subterminal; pollinia 2, waxy, globose, porate, attached by a common linear stipe to a saddlelike viscidium.

● One species: China.

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