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3. Eulophia dabia (D. Don) Hochreutiner in Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6:270. 1910.


  • Bletia dabia D. Don
  • Eulophia campestris Wall. (Numer. List; 246, no. 7367. 1832, nom. nud.) ex Lindl.
  • Eulophia ramentacea Lindl. (ex Wall. Numer. List.: no. 7370. 1832, nom. nud.)
  • Eulophia rupestris Lindl. (ex Wall., Numer. List.: 246, no. 7368. 1832 nom. nud.)
  • Limodorum dabia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
  • Limodorum dubium Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl.
  • Limodorum ramentaceum Roxb.

    Corm oblong, sometimes lobed. Leaves 2, linear, grass-like, up to 40 cm long. Scape 25-30 cm tall, remotely sheathed above, densely near base. Inflorescence ± laxly many-flowered, subsecund. Flowers nodding. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, usually slightly longer than pedicel of ovary. Perianth segments subequal; sepals oblanceolate, acute, yellowish-green, striped with some purple, 12-14 mm long; petals narrower, spreading. Labellum cuneate-obovate in outline, 3-lobed, ± as long as sepals; side-lobes shallow, yellowish-green, rounded, erect and somewhat clasping the column; mid-lobe purple, orbicular-quadrate or oblong, with crenulate margins, basal portion of labellum with 3 ridges ending on mid-lobe in a fimbriate or tubercled patch. Spur short, conical-cylindric, obtuse, 3-4 (-5) mm long. Column slender, 6 mm long. Ovary with ± equally long, twisted pedicel.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type: of Bletia dabia, Nepal, s.n. Buch.-Hamilton.

    Distribution: Himalaya, from Pakistan to Nepal, Sikkim, Burma, extending east-wards to China.


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