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Plants of Taiwan

  • Erythrodes 細筆蘭屬

    LEOU, Chong-Sheng

    本屬共有 3 種

    Terrestrial herbs. Stems decumbent, creeping at base, leafy and erect toward apex. Leaves petioled, membranaceous, ovate or lanceolate. Flowers lateral, in terminal spikes; sepals free, dorsal one smaller, adnate and forming a hood with petals, lateral ones spreading; lip composed of a spurred base and a terminal blade, spur cylindric, exserted beyond bases of lateral sepals, without warts or hairs inside; column stout, not appendaged ventrally; anther erect, terminal on dorsal side of column, 2-celled; pollinia 2, clavate, sectile, attached to a small viscidium; stigma single, ventral; rostellum erect, 2-fid.

    About 100 species, widely distributed in China, Indomalaysia and polynesia, USA to Argentina. 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: 870.