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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to Indo-China.

[A-EM]
General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Stem suberect. Leaves several to many, distichous, coriaceous, articulate to a sheathing base, deciduous, duplicate. Inflorescences lateral, racemose, many-flowered, often pendent; peduncle and rachis sometimes glandular-pubescent; floral bracts shorter than ovary and pedicel. Flowers resupinate, often widely opening. Sepals and petals spreading. Lateral sepals adnate to base of labellum. Petals smaller than sepals. Labellum rigidly fused to column base, saccately spurred at base, indistinctly trilobed, side lobes erect, midlobe larger; spur with longitudinal septum inside and often one or two calli on back wall. Column erect, foot absent; pollinia four, arranged in two nearly equal pairs, ellipsoid-oblong to ovoid, waxy, with short but distinct caudicles, attached by a clavate stipe to an ovate viscidium; rostellum subulate-lanceolate, porrect.

Ecology

Species are epiphytes in forests at 300–1800 m.

Distribution

Stereochilus comprises seven species collectively distributed in northeastern India, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, and China.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Stereochilus; it is occasionally cultivated.

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Recorded in error in:

Philippines

Stereochilus Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 38 (1858)

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.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0