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Published In: The Gardeners Dictionary...Abridged...fourth edition vol. 3. 1754. (28 Jan 1754) (Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4)) Name publication detail
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: SHAHINA A. GHAZANFAR and ROSEMARY M. SMITH
General/Distribution: 80-90 species, distributed in Eastern Asia and Indo-Malasia. Represented in Pakistan by a single cultivated species.

 

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Rhizome fleshy. Leaf shoots tall, usually many-bladed. Inflorescence borne separately on a leafless peduncle. Bracts large, imbricating, each subtending a single flower. Bracteoles open to the base. Calyx tubular, unilaterally split. Lateral staminodes adnate to the labellum, thus forming a 3-lobed structure. Filament short; anther connective prolonged into an elongated crest which embraces the upper part of the style.
 
 
 
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