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Genus :

SMITINANDIA

Family :

ORCHIDACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Epiphytic, monopodial herbs. Stems elongate, with many nodes, often rooting at nodes. Leaves distichous, usually well spaced; leaf blade flat, rather narrow, slightly fleshy, with sheathing base, jointed to sheath. Inflorescences lateral, many flowered raceme, piercing sheath. Flowers small, fleshy. Sepals larger than petals. Lip attached to base of column, immovable, with a distinct spur. Column cylindric, short, base slightly dilated, without a foot; rostellum short. Pollinia 4, waxy, each completely divided into 2 unequal pairs, flat, subglobose; viscidium ovate; stipe short, widening toward apex.