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Mischobulbum Schltr.


Terrestial herbs with short rhizomes and elongate pseudobulbs. Pseudobulbs cylindrical, petiole-like. Leaves solitary, terminal on pseudobulb, short petiolate or nearly sessile, ovate to cordate, often fleshy. Racemes lateral, arising from base of pseudobulb, usually few-flowered. Flowers rather large and showy, spreading; sepals and petals subequal, narrow, lateral sepals adnate to foot of column forming a mentum; lip erect at apex of column foot, +/- 3-lobed, spurless; column stout, slightly arched, foot nearly as long; anther terminal, incumbent, cordate; pollinia 8, waxy, ovoid, in 2 groups of 4, united by short caudicles to a broad viscidium; stigma entire, semiorbicular; rostellum short.

About eight species, from southern China and the Himalaya to southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. One species in Taiwan.

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