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1. Microtatorchis compacta (Ames) Schlechter, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 209. 1911.

拟蜘蛛兰 ni zhi zhu lan

Taeniophyllum compactum Ames, Orchidaceae 2: 247. 1908; Microtatorchis taiwaniana S. S. Ying.

Roots 1-3 cm, 0.5-1 mm in diam., radiately appressed to surface of branches. Stem abbreviated, with 2-4 small leaves. Leaf blade narrowly oblong, oblanceolate, or linear, 5-15 × 1-3 mm, subleathery, acute to acuminate. Inflorescences often 2 or 3, erect or ascending, few flowered; peduncle 1.5-2.5 cm, winged, with many sterile bracts; sterile and floral bracts ovate, slightly conduplicate, 2-3 mm. Flowers green; pedicel and ovary yellowish green, 1-1.8 mm. Sepals and petals 1.4-2 mm, connate at base forming a tube, free apical lobes 1-1.5 mm, triangular-lanceolate, those derived from sepals dorsally carinate and from petals clawed at base; lip including basal spur to 3 mm, broadly ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, basal margin incurved, apex with a reversely hooked linear appendage; spur saccate-globose, ca. 1 mm in diam. Fl. Jan-Feb.

Epiphytic on trees in coniferous or broad-leaved forests; 1000-1600 m. C Taiwan [Philippines].


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