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Plants of Taiwan

  • Microtis 韭葉蘭屬

    SU, Horng-Jye

    本屬共有 1 種

    Small terrestrial herbs with globose root-stem tuberoids. Stem erect, slender. Leaf usually solitary, elongated, terete-cylindrical, with closed sheath around stem in lower part, not articulate. Inflorescence terminal, spicate, with many small spirally arranged flowers; bracts minute. Flowers greenish; dorsal sepal broad, concave; lateral sepals spreading or recurved; petals usually narrower, curving or spreading; lip connate to base of column, sessile, ligulate, usually callous at base, spurless; column short, semiterete, with small auricle on both sides; anther dorsal, nearly erect, basally adnate to column, 2- celled, connective obscure, locules close, parallel or slightly divergent below; pollinia 2, sectile, with short stipe and basal viscidium; stigma entire, with rostellum shorter than anther.

    About 10 species, mainly Australian, a few species in Malaysia and eastern Asia. 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: 969.