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2. Malaxis muscifera (Lindl.) O. Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2:673. 1891. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5:689. 1890; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 72.


  • Dienia mucifera Lindl. (ex Wall.
  • Microstylis muscifera (Lindl.) Ridl

    Plants very variable in size (5-) 8-40 cm tall. Pseudobulb small, ovoid. Stem ± flexuous. Leaves unequal, approximate, blade of larger leaves. 2-10 x 1-4 cm, of smaller, 1.5-6 x 0.5-3 cm, elliptic to oblong or oblong-lanceolate obtuse or acute or subacuminate; sheathing petiole 2-6 cm long. Inflorescence 2.5-25 cm long. Flowers yellowish-green. Bracts slightly shorter than pedicelled ovary. Sepals subequal, 2-2.3 mm long, oblong-lanceolate. Dorsal sepal directed downwards, laterals upwards. Petals linear, spreading. Labellum fleshy, broadly ovate, 2 mm long, basal portion excavated, obscurely angled on either side of base, apex acuminate. Pedicelled ovary up to 3 mm long, pedicel twisted.

    Fl. Per.: July-August.

    Type: “Hab. in Napalia, Wallich.”.

    Distribution: Himalaya Mts. from Pakistan to Sikkim-Bhutan, China (Yunnan, Szechuan), at elevation between 2100-4100 m.


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