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2. Erythrodes hirsuta (Griffith) Ormerod in Seidenfaden, Contr. Orchid Fl. Thailand. 13: 12. 1997.

硬毛钳唇兰 ying mao qian chun lan

Goodyera hirsuta Griffith, Not. Pl. Asiat. 3: 393. 1851; Erythrodes herpysmoides (King & Pantling) Schlechter; E. seshagiriana A. N. Rao; Physurus hirsutus (Griffith) Lindley; P. herpysmoides King & Pantling.

Plants 15-30 cm tall. Stem erect, green, ca. 2 mm in diam., with 6 or 7 leaves. Leaves petiolate, green, ovate, oblique, 4-6 × 2-3 cm, usually with 3 conspicuous veins abaxially, base obtuse, apex acute; petiole 2-3 cm, basally dilated into amplexicaul sheath. Peduncle 11-20 cm, pubescent, with 2-5 sterile bracts; rachis 1-6 cm, pubescent, densely few to several flowered; floral bracts lanceolate, 6-10 × 1.2-2.5 mm, pubescent, apex acuminate. Flowers small; sepals pubescent and pale reddish brown outside, white tinged pinkish inside; ovary slightly twisted, terete, pubescent, including pedicel 5-10 mm. Dorsal sepal spreading forward, concave, oblong-lanceolate, 6-6.5 × ca. 2 mm, apex subacute; lateral sepals spreading, oblong-lanceolate, 6-6.5 × ca. 2.5 mm, apex acute. Petals similar in color to sepals, spatulate, ca. 6 × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse; lip white, 5.5-6 × ca. 2.4 mm, obscurely 3-lobed at apex; lateral lobes erect, small; mid-lobe reflexed, suborbicular or transversely elliptic, apex rounded and sometimes shortly apiculate; spur spreading horizontally, cylindric, 3-4.5 mm, dilated below apex, glabrous, apex distinctly 2-lobed and sometimes almost 4-lobed. Column suberect, 3-4 mm. Fl. Jan-Mar.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 100-1500 m. Hainan [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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