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Genus :

CREPIDIUM

Family :

ORCHIDACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Terrestrial, rarely epiphytic or lithophytic herbs. Stem cylindric to pseudobulbous, fleshy. Leaves few to several, thinly textured to fleshy, plicate, petiole sheathing at base. Inflorescence terminal, erect, unbranched; floral bracts lanceolate, persistent, recurved. Flower green, brown, yellow, pink, or purple. Sepal spreading, free. Petals often narrower than sepals, free, spreading; lip erect, flat, usually concave at base, entire to lobed, auriculate or not at base, margin entire or toothed, spur and callus absent. Column with 2 apical arms, foot absent; anther cap movable, flattened; pollinia 4, equal in size, waxy; stigma elliptic; rostellum obtuse or rounded at apex.