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173. Robiquetia Gaudichaud, Voy. Uranie, Bot. 426. 1829.

寄树兰属 ji shu lan shu

Authors: Xinqi Chen & Jeffrey J. Wood

Herbs, epiphytic, monopodial, medium-sized. Stem pendulous, long, sometimes branching, leafy. Leaves oblong to elliptic, unequally bilobed. Inflorescence axillary, pendulous, racemose or paniculate, densely many flowered. Flowers small. Sepals and petals similar, spreading; mid-lobe spreading; lip immovable, rather fleshy, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, small, sometimes fleshy; spur apical, inflated, with callosities on scales within. Column short, stout, lacking a foot; rostellum large or small; stipe spatulate, often hooklike, long; viscidium small; pollinia 2, grooved.

About 40 species: from the Himalayas to Australia and the SW Pacific islands, with a few species extending to Indochina and China; two species in China.

1 Sepals and petals light yellow with large brown blotches, spur whitish; leaves more than 2.5 cm wide; inflorescence racemose.   1 R. spatulata
+ Sepals and petals yellow with small red-brown dots, spur dirty yellow; leaves less than 2.5 cm wide; inflorescence paniculate.   2 R. succisa

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