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2. Globba racemosa Smith, Exot. Bot. 2: 115. 1808.

舞花姜 wu hua jiang

Globba bulbosa Gagnepain; G. mairei H. Léveillé; G. orixensis Roxburgh var. racemosa (Smith) Gagnepain; G. simaoensis Y. Y. Qian; G. strigulosa K. Schumann.

Pseudostems 60--100 cm, base expanded. Leaves subsessile; ligule and mouth of leaf sheath ciliate; leaf blade oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 12--20 × 4--5 cm, glabrous or hairy along veins on both surfaces, base acute, apex caudate. Inflorescence a thyrse, 15--20 cm; bracts caducous; bracteoles ca. 2 mm. Flowers yellow, with orange, glandular spots. Calyx turbinate, 4--5 mm. Corolla tube 1--1.5 cm; lobes reflexed, ca. 5 mm. Lateral staminodes lanceolate, equaling corolla lobes. Labellum reflexed, obcuneate, ca. 7 mm, apex 2-cleft. Filament 1--1.2 cm; anther ca. 4 mm, without appendages. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm in diam., smooth. Fl. Jun--Sep. 2 n = 24*.

Forests; 400--1300 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, ?Sikkim, Thailand].


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