Beloglottis Schltr.

First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 37(2): 364 (1920)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Florida to Tropical America.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Small terrestrial, erect herbs with fasciculate, fleshy roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several in a basal rosette, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers many in a loosely to densely flowered raceme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subparallel, free to connate at base, apices spreading, lateral sepals with an oblique, subdecurrent base; petals parallel and adnate to dorsal sepal; lip clawed, lamina canaliculate, sagittate, lateral margins adnate to sides of column
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, clinandrium inflated
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 2 and adjacent to each other, rostellum short, erect, bilobed, bifid or bidentate, broader than long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther ovate, concave, acute, slightly cordate at base, pollinia clavate, mealy, viscidium narrowly elliptic. Capsules erect, ellipsoial.
Distribution
A subtropical and tropical genus of 10 species.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0