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3. Schoenorchis vanoverberghii Ames, Orchidaceae. 5: 242. 1915.

台湾匙唇兰 tai wan chi chun lan

Schoenorchis paniculata Blume var. vanoverberghii (Ames) S. S. Ying.

Stems 5-15 cm, rooting at base, internodes ca. 5 mm. Leaves many, distichous; leaf blade flat, narrowly oblong or linear-lanceolate, 5-6 × 0.4-0.7 cm, obtuse or unequally bilobed. Inflorescence paniculate, borne from near apex of stem, 6-7 cm, branched, densely many flowered; floral bracts deltoid, ca. 3 mm. Flowers white, not opening widely; pedicel and ovary ca. 2 mm. Dorsal sepal elliptic, 2-2.3 × 1-1.2 mm, rounded; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, 2.3-2.5 × 1.2-1.5 mm, obtuse. Petals obovate or elliptic, ca. 2 × 0.9-1 mm, rounded; lip spatulate, ca. 2.5 × 1.3 mm, fleshy, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, nearly suborbicular; mid-lobe hornlike, rather thick; spur subellipsoid, ca. 1.3 mm, with a ligulate appendage on front wall of entrance. Column ca. 0.6 mm. Fl. Mar-May.

Epiphytic in forests; ca. 1000 m. Taiwan [Philippines].


 

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