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2. Phreatia morii Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 4: 58. 1914.

大馥兰 da fu lan

Pseudobulbs tufted, ovoid-globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., often covered with membranous sheaths, with 2 or rarely 3 leaves at apex. Leaf blade narrowly oblong or narrowly elliptic, 8-18 × 1.5-2.5 cm, base contracted and with convolute sheaths, articulate, apex acute. Inflorescence arising from base of pseudobulb, 30-40 cm tall, slender, with 4-6 lax sheaths below; rachis ca. 10 cm, many flowered; floral bracts narrowly elliptic, ca. 4.5 mm. Flowers white, not opening widely; pedicel and ovary ca. 3.5 mm. Dorsal sepal ovate-elliptic, ca. 2.8 × 2-2.3 mm, concave, rounded; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, ca. 3 × 2.5 mm. Petals ovate-oblong, 2.2-2.5 × ca. 1.6 mm; lip contracted near middle, with a basal globose sac and a distinct claw, and an ovate limb distally; limb minutely hairy adaxially. Column short, with a distinct foot. Fl. Jun.

● Epiphytic on tree trunks or lithophytic on rocks along streamsides; below 1500 m. Taiwan.


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