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Genus :

CEPHALANTHEROPSIS

Family :

ORCHIDACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Terrestrial, rhizomatous herbs. Stem erect, reedlike, enclosed by tubular sheaths. Leaves plicate, base decurrent into an amplexicaul sheath, articulate. Inflorescences many flowered racemes, arising laterally from nodes, erect or ascending, pedunculate; sterile bracts amplexicaul; floral bracts caducous, lanceolate. Flowers small to medium-sized. Sepals and petals similar, free, spreading to reflexed; lip adnate to column base, 3-lobed. Column stout, winged; anther terminal, incumbent; rostellum ovate; stigma suborbicular; pollinia 8, in 2 groups of 4, narrowly obovoid, waxy, viscidium globose.