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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 23 | Burmanniaceae | Gymnosiphon

1. Gymnosiphon aphyllus Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae. 1: 29. 1827.

腐草 fu cao

Burmannia nana Fukuyama & T. Suzuki; Gymnosiphon nanus (Fukuyama & T. Suzuki) Tuyama.

Plants holomycotrophic, flowering when 7-8 cm tall. Stems white to pale yellow. Leaves narrowly ovate-triangular, 1.5-2 mm. Inflorescences branched or not, 5-8-flowered; bracts ovate-triangular, ca. 2 mm. Flowers pedicellate, white. Perianth tube cylindric, ca. 3 mm; outer tepals ovate, ca. 1 mm; inner tepals ca. 0.2 mm. Stamens inserted immediately below inner tepals. Stigmas curved, funnel-shaped, not appendiculate. Fruit ca. 3 mm, dehiscence by irregular perforation of wall between costae. Seeds ovoid.

Tropical rain forests; low elevations. Taiwan [Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Thailand].


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