All Floras      Advanced Search
Login | eFloras Home | Help
Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Orchidaceae | Neottia

Neottia tenii Schltr.

Description from Flora of China

Plants leafless, holomycotrophic, ca. 25 cm tall. Peduncle sparsely pubescent above, with several sheaths; rachis pubescent, sublaxly ca. 20-flowered; floral bracts lanceolate, 5-6 mm, glabrous or nearly so, apex acuminate. Flowers resupinate; pedicel and ovary 7-8 mm, sparsely pubescent. Sepals lanceolate, 3-4 mm, 1-veined, apex subacute; lateral sepals oblique, slightly falcate. Petals linear-ligulate, slightly shorter than sepals, 1-veined, apex obtuse; lip spreading forward, narrowly oblong, 7-8 × ca. 3.5 mm, with a pair of auricles at base, apex 2-lobed; lobes subparallel to one another, lanceolate, oblique, 1-1.5 mm, margins minutely ciliate, apices acute and slightly incurved; auricles triangular, projecting backward, very small, slightly thickened at base; disk with 3-5 slightly thickened veins. Column slightly arcuate, ca. 2.5 mm; anther inclined toward rostellum, elliptic, ca. 0.6 mm; stigma concave, suborbicular, with slightly exserted margins; rostellum broadly ovate, rather large, slightly shorter than anther. Fl. unknown.

The present authors have seen no specimens of this species. According to the original description, this species is similar to Neottia listeroides, differing only in the presence of a pair of auricles at the base of the lip.

● N Yunnan.


Related Objects  

Flora of China  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |