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Published In: Phyt. New Hebr. 22. (Phyt. New Hebr.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: J. RENZ
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Himalaya: “In umbrosis humidis inter montes Emodenses ad altitudinem circider 7000 pedem supra mare”. Falconer, no. 1083 (K, s. 1.).
Distribution: Distribution: Western Himalaya, at elevation from 2000-3000 m.
Illustration: Gastrodia orobanchoides F. Muell. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Nathia Gali, H. A. Dean s.n. (K); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree Hills Jhika Gali, 2100 m, in dense under growth, R. R. Stewart 25367 (K, RAW); Murree, VIII. 1876, Aitchison s.n. (K); C-8 Kashmir: Nil Nag, 2100-2500 m, R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23088 (RAW).

 

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Plants robust, up to 100 cm tall, with large, oblong, tuberoids, marked with rings. Stem stout, brown, with a few distant, short and loose sheaths. Inflorescence many-flowered, with lower flowers ± distant, 20-30 cm long. Bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 15 mm, exceeding the ovary. Flowers yellow-brownish, erect or slightly spreading. Perianth segments connate into a ventricose tube, slit in front up to half way on either side of labellum, 10-12 mm long, with shortly 5-lobed apex, lobes spreading or recurved, the apex of sepals rather longer than the free portion of petals. Labellum below adnate to sepal-tube and column foot, blade ovate, obtuse, c. 5-4 mm, margins undulate. Column 7-8 mm long. Ovary swollen, glabrous, with about 3 mm long stalk.
 
 
 
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