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3. Apostasia ramifera S. C. Chen & K. Y. Lang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 24: 349. 1986.

多枝拟兰 duo zhi ni lan

Plants ca. 13 cm tall. Rhizome elongate. Stem suberect or prostrate toward base, branched, with several tubular sheaths at base; branches 1-3 cm. Leaves many, spaced along stem; blade ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.4-2.6 × 0.4-0.8(-1.2) cm, apex with an awn 1-2 mm; petiole-like base 0.7-1.5 cm. Inflorescence arising from leaf axils near apex of stem and branches, arching or pendulous, racemose, 1-2 cm, 1-4-flowered; floral bracts ovate to lanceolate, 2-4 mm, 3-5-veined. Flowers small, ca. 0.5 cm in diam.; ovary and pedicel 8-11 mm. Sepals spreading, oblong, 4-5 × ca. 1 mm, 3-veined, margin undulate, apex shortly mucronate. Petals similar to sepals but slightly shorter and broader, yellow; lip similar to petals. Column lacking wings but ventrally dilated and with 2 ridges below staminode; filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers narrowly ovoid, 2.5-2.8 mm, base sagittate, extending slightly beyond style; staminode slightly shorter than style, adnate to style for almost its entire length; style ca. 3 mm, apex with slightly dilated stigma. Capsule not known. Fl. May, fr. Jun.

● Dense forests. SW Hainan.


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