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Burmannia wallichii (Miers) Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Gonianthes wallichii Miers, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 18: 537. 1841 ["Gonyanthes"].

Plants without chlorophyll, holomycotrophic, flowering when 4-11.5 cm tall. Stems purple, slender. Basal rosette leaves absent. Cauline leaves triangular-subulate, 1.5-3.5 × 1-1.5 mm. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered; bracts triangular-lanceolate, 2-3.5 mm. Flowers sessile, bluish purple, 5-10 mm. Perianth tube 2.5-5.5 mm; wings narrow or reduced to ribs, 0.2-0.8 mm wide; outer tepals ovate-triangular, ca. 1 mm, margin single; inner tepals orbicular, very small, margin single. Stamens sessile; connectives lacking apical crests, sometimes with a pendent basal spur. Ovary ellipsoid to subglobose, 1.5-3 mm. Capsule subglobose. Seeds ellipsoid. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov. 2n = 32.

Wet areas in dense forests; sea level to 700 m. Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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