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Plants of Taiwan

  • Pomatocalpa 繡球蘭屬

    SU, Horng-Jye

    本屬共有 1 種

    Epiphytic herbs. Stems short or elongate. Leaves more or less distichous, linear or falcate, obtuse or unequally 2-lobed at apex, articulated with short persistent sheath at base. Racemes axillary, short or long, densely flowered. Flowers usually not resupinate; sepals and petals subequal, free, spreading, lateral sepals sometimes adnate to basal portion of column; lip adnate to base of column, with a saccate spur at base, 3-lobed at opening, lateral lobes triangular, midlobe fleshy, broadly triangular, often curved downwards, spur more or less contracted at opening, thickened on front wall, with a tongue-like appendage projecting from back wall; column stout, without foot; anther terminal, operculate; pollinia in 2 groups, each divided into unequal halves, connected by a slender stipe to a small viscidium; stigma entire, concave; rostellum bifid.

    About 35 species, from the Himalaya and Sri Lanka, through the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to Samoa. 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: 1022.