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10. Globba Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 2: 143, 170. 1771.

舞花姜属 wu hua jiang shu

Rhizomes creeping, slender. Pseudostems erect, usually to 1.5 m, leafy. Leaves sessile or very shortly petiolate; ligule entire; leaf blade oblong, elliptic, or lanceolate. Inflorescence terminal, a thyrse or raceme, often lax; bracts each subtending a cincinnus of flowers, or flowers replaced by bulblets; bracteoles free to base. Calyx campanulate or turbinate, apex obtusely 3-lobed. Corolla tube slender; lobes ovate or oblong, subequal, concave. Lateral staminodes petaloid. Labellum reflexed, adnate to filament to form a slender tube above lateral staminodes and corolla lobes. Filament long, curved; anther with or without appendages on each side. Ovary 1-loculed. Capsule globose or ellipsoid, apex irregularly dehiscent. Seeds small; aril white, lacerate.

About 100 species: tropical Asia, one species in Australia; five species (two endemic) in China.

1 Anther without appendages; bracts caducous.   (2)
+ Anther with 2 appendages on each side; bracts persistent.   (3)
2 (1) Inflorescences with cylindric bulblets; capsule tumescent, rugulose   1 Globba emeiensis
+ Inflorescences without bulblets; capsule smooth   2 Globba racemosa
3 (1) Leaf blade glabrous   3 Globba schomburgkii
+ Leaf blade hairy.   (4)
4 (3) Thyrses 4--7 cm, with bulblets; flowers orange; lateral staminodes 6--7 mm   4 Globba barthei
+ Thyrses 7.5--20 cm, without bulblets; flowers yellow; lateral staminodes 10--13 mm   5 Globba lancangensis

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