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Tsaiorchis neottianthoides Tang et Wang


Description from Flora of China

Plants 6-10 cm tall. Leaves 3-7 × 1-3.5 cm, 7-veined, apex acute. Rachis 1.5-2 cm, with 5-7 secund flowers; floral bracts ovate, apex acuminate. Flowers pale purple to pink; ovary ca. 5.5 mm including pedicel. Dorsal sepal oblong-elliptic, ca. 4.5 mm, 1-veined, apex acute; lateral sepals narrowly oblong, oblique, ca. 4 mm, 1-veined, apex acute. Petals obliquely elliptic, ca. 3.8 mm, 1-veined, apex obtuse; lip oblong-ovate, ca. 6 × 3 mm, 3-lobed; disk densely papillose; lateral lobes subelliptic, falcate, ca. 1.5 mm; mid-lobe subobovate, slightly longer than lateral lobes, apex emarginate; spur narrowly obovoid to subcylindric, ca. 2.8 × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse. Column ca. 2 mm; rostellum laterally compressed, elongate, canaliculate, bifid at apex. Fl. Aug-Sep.

● Dense forests, valleys; ca. 1500 m. C and E Guangxi, SE Yunnan.


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