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149. Nothodoritis Z. H. Tsi, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 27: 58. 1989.

象鼻兰属 xiang bi lan shu

Authors: Xinqi Chen & Jeffrey J. Wood

Herbs, epiphytic, monopodial. Roots many, slightly flattened. Stems very short, enclosed in basal leaf sheaths. Leaves several, basal, purple spotted abaxially, articulate and sheathing at base. Inflorescence lateral, arising from base of stem, ascending or pendulous, racemose, many small flowered; floral bracts narrowly lanceolate, small. Flowers thinly textured. Sepals and petals free; dorsal sepal concave, slightly embracing column; lateral sepals oblique, clawed at base. Petals obovate, slightly smaller than sepals, clawed at base; lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes narrow, sulcuslike except for separate upper parts; mid-lobe perpendicular to lateral lobes, narrowly cymbiform, saccate at base; sac nearly subglobose, small, with an erect appendage at its mouth. Column subterete, short, with a subulate appendage near front at base, foot short; stigma near base of column; rostellum elongate, narrow; pollinia 4, separate, waxy, subglobose, subequal in size, attached by a long stipe to a suborbicular small viscidium.

● One species: China.

Lower Taxon


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