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14. Dichromanthus Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 28: 313. 1982.

[Greek di, two, chroma, color, and anthos, flower, indicating 2-colored nature of flowers]

Paul Martin Brown

Herbs, perennial, terrestrial. Roots tuberous, fascicled, fleshy. Stems with foliaceous sheaths. Leaves present at anthesis, basal or cauline. Inflorescences terminal, spikes, glabrous proximally, glabrous or pubescent distally. Flowers resupinate; perianth parts distinct and/or free, strongly recurved, yellow-orange to scarlet; sepals similar, basally connivent, with flared apex; lip sessile, base conduplicate; column partially adnate to dorsal sepal, with decurrent foot, short, pubescent; anther ovate-cucullate, margins entire; viscidium oblong-linear; rostellum oblong; stigma 2-lobed at apex. Fruits capsules.

Species 1: tropical regions, Western Hemisphere.

Lower Taxon


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