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3. Listera R. Br. in W. Aiton & W. T. Aiton, Hort. Kew., ed.2. 5: 201. 1813. nom. cons.


Plants autotrophic with short rhizomes and long slender roots. Two broad, subopposite leaves at about the middle of stem. Inflorescence many-flowered. Flowers rather small, greenish. Sepals and petals subequal, slightly campanulate. Labellum spreading, longer than sepals, spurless, flat, bibbed at apex. Column short; anther dorsal, ± incumbent; pollinia 2, bibbed, mealy, without caudicles; rostellum erect, triangular, sensitive to touch, secreting a drop of mucilage (viscidium); stigma entire. Ovary pedicellate.

A genus of about 25 species in the temperate and cold regions of the northern hemisphere. Throughout the Himalayan mountains. 1 species is found in Pakistan.

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