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Plants of Taiwan

  • Vrydagzynea 二尾蘭屬

    LEOU, Chong-Sheng

    本屬共有 1 種

    Terrestrial perennials. Stem ascending from short or long creeping base, terete, nodose, leafy above. Leaves petiolate, ovate. Inflorescence terminal, usually short spike, with small, dense flowers. Flowers resupinate, perianth not spreading; sepals subequal, erect, dorsal one smaller, forming hood with petals, lateral ones concave and oblique at base; petals often shorter than dorsal sepal; lip included, connate with base of column, mainly an erect blade and large basal spur, blade triangular-ovate, inflexed at upper margins, elevated and rugose at disc, spur projecting between base of lateral sepals, flated, with 2 stipitate glands inside; column stout, without appendages; anther erect on dorsal side of column, 2- celled; pollinia 2, sectile, attached to large viscidium; stigmatic lobes 2, protruding from base of rostellum on lateral sides; rostellum short, ovate-lanceolate, becoming truncate and toothed at apex after removing viscidium; viscidium with knob-like elevation at back.

    About 25 Species; from northern India to Fiji and the Hawaiian Islands. 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: 1070.