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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to Peninsula Malaysia.

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Distribution

Rhynchogyna is a genus of three species from Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.

Ecology

All three species are epiphytes in lowland forests at 200–700 m.

General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Roots terete, not or sparsely branching, glabrous, smooth. Stem elongate, pendent to ascending, rooting in basal part. Leaves articulate, distichous, terete. Inflorescence lateral, solitary, paniculate, pendent, many-flowered; rachis continuing the line of peduncle, straight, glabrous. Flowers resupinate on a pendent inflorescence, about 0.6–1.0 cm wide, many opening simultaneously, quaquaversal, sepals and petals yellowish or brownish, labellum partly pinkish purple. Sepals entire, free, obtuse. Petals shorter than sepals. Labellum rigidly attached to column foot, spurred, trilobed; spur saccate to cylindrical, almost closed at mouth by a callus at back wall opposite a swelling below midlobe, interior without aseptum. Column with a well-developed column foot; pollinia four, compressed in two unequal pairs, those of a pair unequal, stipe linear-spatulate, longer than pollinia.

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Use

No uses have been reported for Rhynchogyna; it is rare in cultivation.

Native to:

Malaya, Thailand, Vietnam

Rhynchogyna Seidenf. & Garay appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Tidsskr. 68: 88 (1973)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0