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Vandopsis Pfitz.

假万带兰属

Description from Flora of China

Fieldia Gaudichaud, Voy. Uranie, Bot. 424. 1829, not A. Cunningham (1825).

Herbs, epiphytic, lithophytic, or terrestrial, monopodial. Stems decumbent or pendulous, elongate, stout, rigid, sometimes branched, many leaved. Leaves distichous, flat, leathery, jointed. Inflorescences axillary, suberect or pendulous, racemose, long or short, rarely shortly branched, many flowered. Flowers resupinate, flat, medium-sized to large, fleshy. Sepals and petals similar, spreading; lip smaller than petals, firmly adnate to column, geniculately bent, ± channeled or gibbous at base, 3-lobed; lateral lobes often small; mid-lobe laterally flattened, rather long, fleshy, adaxially usually longitudinally ridged or keeled. Column short, stout, foot absent; rostellum inconspicuous; pollinia waxy, 2, in unequal pairs, deeply grooved, sessile; stipe broadly oblong; viscidium transverse, prominent.

About five species: India, China, mainland SE Asia, the Philippines, the Malay Archipelago to New Guinea; two species in China.

(Authors: Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J. Wood)


 

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