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1. Neottia listeroides Lindl. in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. 1:368. 1839. Gen. & Sp. Orchid Pl.: 458. 1840; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6:103. 1890; R. R. Stewart, l.c.72; Renz l.c. 16. Pl. 3,4.


  • Listera lindleyana (Decne.) King & Pantl
  • Neottia lindleyana Decne.

    Plants up to 50 cm, often many together, of very variable size. Stem with 3-4 rather loose, brownish or brownish-green sheaths, glabrous below, upper portion glandular-pubescent. Inflorescence usually loose. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, as long as pedicel ± ovary. Sepals (3. 5)-4.5-(6) mm, spreading or reflexed, slightly falcate, ovate-lanceolate, greenish-brown or brown; petals linear-lanceolate, nearly as long as sepals. Labellum 10(-12) mm, ± stretched forwards, from narrow base expanded into ovate-ligulate disk, margins shortly ciliate, mid-rib thickened, dark green to pale brown, apex divided into 2 oblique-oblong, paralled or slightly diverging, c. 3 mm long lobes. Column c. 4 mm, slender, slightly incurved. Ovary elliptic, with 5-6 mm long pedicel, glandular-pubscent.

    Fl. Per. July-August.

    Type: Mountains near Mussoorie, Royle.

    Distribution: Himalaya, extending eastwards to Bhutan and S. China.


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