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Plants of Taiwan

  • Acanthephippium 罈花蘭屬

    SU, Horng-Jye

    本屬共有 3 種

    Terrestrial herbs; rhizome short. Pseudobulbs closely approximate, clavate or conical, with a few leaves near apex, nodes 1-3. Leaves convolute, plicate, petiolate, articulate. Racemes arising from base of pseudobulb, short and fleshy. Flowers few, perianth not widely spreading; pedicel thickened after anthesis; sepals cohering near base, tips recurved, free, lateral sepals much broader, adnate to foot of column, connate at inner sides forming an urceolate mentum; petals included in sepal tube, inserted on column foot, more or less spatulate; lip enclosed in mentum, stipitate at apex of column foot, mobile, 3-lobed, lateral lobes erect, disc with a few longitudinal ridges; column with a long recurved foot; anther terminal, incumbent, mainly 2-celled; pollinia 8, waxy, cohering in 2 groups of 4 through a broad caudicle; stigma single, semiorbicular; rostellum short, ligulate.

    About 10 species, Ceylon, the Himalaya, Indochina to the Ryukyus and the Philippines, southward to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Two species in Taiwan.

    Data Source

    SU, Horng-Jye. 2000. 38. ORCHIDACEAE. Flora of Taiwan, second edition (台灣植物誌第二版). 5: 737.