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Plants of Taiwan

  • Aphyllorchis 無葉蘭屬

    SU, Horng-Jye

    本屬共有 3 種

    Terrestrial leafless saprophytes. Rhizomes short, thin, erect, with thick clustered roots. Stems scapose, erect, simple, with loose alternate scales, sheathed at base. Racemes terminal. Flowers many, perianth not widely spreading; sepals similar in shape, free, concave or cymbiform; petals narrower; lip adnate to base of column, upper portion more or less 3-lobed, hinged to auriculate base through constriction; column long and curved; anther dorsal, nearly erect, extending beyond top of column; pollinia 2, soft and powdery, without stipe or caudicle; stigma entire, depressed under rostellum.

    About 12 species, Japan, India, Malaysia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. One species recorded in Taiwan.

    Data Source

    SU, Horng-Jye. 2000. 38. ORCHIDACEAE. Flora of Taiwan, second edition (台灣植物誌第二版). 5: 749.