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Plants of Taiwan

  • Diploprora 倒吊蘭屬

    SU, Horng-Jye

    本屬共有 1 種

    Epiphytic herbs. Stems, terete or slightly flattened, ascending or pendulous. Leaves distichous, falcatelanceolate, more or less fleshy, articulated with sheath at base. Flowers few, in lateral raceme; sepals subequal, widely spreading, keeled outside; petals narrower than sepals; lip adnate to base of column, sessile, not movable, consisting of a hypochile and an epichile, hypochile concave, broadly cymbiform, fleshy, margin with a thickened raising wall, disc thickened or with a large callus near center, epichile abruptly narrowed into a thin slender tip, ending in 2 narrow lobes; column short; anther terminal, opercular, 2-celled; pollinia 4, in 2 pairs of 1 large and 1 small, waxy, attached by a short stipe to a small viscidium; stigma entire; rostellum short, retuse.

    About two species, distributed in the Himalaya, Myanmar, southern China and Thailand. One 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: 854.