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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

[A-EM]
General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Stem leafy. Leaves conduplicate, oblong-ligulate, apex obtusely bilobed. Inflorescence simple, racemose, erect, many-flowered; rachis with pedicels emerging from the base of crateriform depressions. Flowers resupinate, c. 1 cm across, bright pinkish red with a white labellum. Sepals and petals spreading. Lateral sepals cuneate-oblong, obtusely angled on outer side, lowermost portion connate with labellum at base. Labellum obscurely trilobed, solidly attached to column, side lobes auriculate, midlobe flat, triangular, appearing in the flat, uppermost front of spur; spur laterally compressed, oblongligulate, obtuse, anterior third solid, remainder hollow, with a pair of crimson pollinator guides at each side of entrance; back wall callus singular, prominent. Column foot absent, rostellar projection elongate, attenuate, sigmoid, longer than remainder of column; pollinia two, porate, stipe with two lateral apical appendages.

Distribution

Dyakia is monospecific and endemic to Borneo.

Ecology

This species is epiphytic in lowland and hill forests.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Dyakia; it is frequently cultivated.

Native to:

Borneo

Dyakia Christenson appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Orchid Digest 50: 63 (1986)

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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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