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1. Rhynchanthus beesianus W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 10: 189. 1918.

喙花姜 hui hua jiang

Rhizomes with stout, hairy roots. Pseudostems 0.5--1.5 m. Leaves 3--6; ligule membranous; petiole red adaxially, ca. 4 mm; leaf blade elliptic-oblong, 15--30 × 4.5--9 cm, glabrous, base rounded or acute, margin brown when dry, apex caudate-acuminate. Spikes erect, 10--15 cm, ca. 12-flowered; peduncle short; bracts red, purple when dry, linear-lanceolate, 3--7 cm, membranous. Calyx red, ca. 3 cm, apex with 2 green points. Corolla tube red, 2--4.5 cm, slightly widened distally; lobes pale red at base, yellowish distally, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5--3 cm. Lateral staminodes and labellum absent. Filament yellow, lanceolate, ca. 4.5 cm, base widened and folded; anther ca. 8 mm. Ovary ca. 5 mm, pubescent. Style linear. Fl. Jul. 2 n = 44*.

* Forests, scrub, grasslands, epiphytic on trees; 1500--1900 m. Yunnan [?Myanmar].

The presence of this species in Myanmar requires confirmation.


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