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24. Corallorrhiza D. Gagne. in Acta Helv. Phys. Math. 2:61. 1755. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 709. 1890.


Saprophytic yellowish plants with coral-like rhizome, without pseudobulbs and leaves. Scape with brown sheaths and terminal, rather lax, few to many-flow┬Čered raceme. Flowers first erect-spreading, nodding after anthesis. Sepals and petals subequal in length. Labellum shorter than sepals, curving downwards, entire or 3-lobed, spurless. Column slender, erect, without foot; anther terminal, incumbent; pollinia 4, waxy, cohering by viscid material, without caudicles; viscid gland and rostellum inconspicuous; stigma entire. Ovary with short twisted pedicel; seed-capsules pendent.

A genus with approximately a dozen species scattered in tropical and temperate regions of the world. 1 species in Pakistan.

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