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2. Podochilus khasianus J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 6: 81. 1890.

柄唇兰 bing chun lan

Podochilus chinensis Schlechter.

Stems tufted, ascending, subterete, 4-12 cm, internodes 3-4 mm, completely enclosed in sheaths. Leaves many, distichous; blade often slightly dark brown when dried, narrowly oblong or narrowly oblong-lanceolate, often ± falcately curved, 6-7 × 1.5-2.5 mm, somewhat fleshy, with amplexicaul tubular sheaths at base, articulate, margin incurved, apex acuminate or acute. Inflorescence terminal or lateral, 3-5 mm, usually 2-4-flowered; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm, 3-5-veined. Flowers white or tinged with green, very small; pedicel and ovary 0.5-1 mm. Dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, 2-2.2 × 1-1.2 mm, acuminate; lateral sepals ovate-triangular, 2.2-2.5 mm. Petals suboblong, ca. 1.6 × 0.7 mm; lip oblong, 1-2.4 × 0.8-0.9 mm, slightly contracted at middle, both basal sides dilated, slightly thickened and incurved, attached at base to column foot by a distinct claw. Column short, both sides with conspicuous arms, foot ca. 0.7 mm. Capsule ellipsoid, 2.5-3 × ca. 1.8 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Epiphytic on trees in forests or along streamsides; 400-1900 m. Guangdong, SW Guangxi, Hainan, S Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, NE India, N Vietnam].


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