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ORCHIDACEAE 兰科 lan ke Sing-chi)1, Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Liu Zhongjian (刘仲健)2, Zhu Guanghua (朱光华)3, Lang Kaiyong (郎楷永 Lang Kai-yung) , Ji Zhanhe (吉占和 Tsi Zhan-huo)1, Luo Yibo (罗毅波)1, Jin Xiaohua (金效华)1; Phillip J Cribb4, Jeffrey J Wood4, Stephan W Gale5, Paul Ormerod6, Jaap J Vermeulen7, Howard P Wood8, Dudley Clayton4, Alexandra Bell4 Perennial, but sometimes short-lived, terrestrial, epiphytic, or lithophytic, autotrophic or rarely mycotrophic herbs (or rarely scrambling vines), with rhizomes, tubers, or rootstocks with mycorrhizal fungi in roots Stems either sympodial or monopodial, usually leafy, but leaves sometimes reduced to bractlike scales, or more internodes at base often swollen to form a “pseudobulb”; epiphytic species with aerial, photosynthesizing adventitious roots, often bearing or more layers of dead cells (velamen) Leaves to many, alternate or occasionally opposite, often distichous, sometimes terete or canaliculate, glabrous or very rarely hairy, frequently fleshy or leathery, base almost always sheathing, sometimes articulated, sometimes forming a false petiole, margin entire, apex often emarginate Inflorescence basal, lateral, or terminal, erect to pendulous, racemose, spicate, subumbellate, or paniculate, 1to many flowered, flowers rarely secund or distichously arranged Flowers small to large, often quite showy, usually zygomorphic, very rarely ± actinomorphic, bisexual [very rarely monoecious and polymorphic], sessile or pedicellate, most often resupinate with pedicel and ovary twisted through 180°, occasionally not twisted or twisted through 360° Ovary inferior, 1-locular, placentation parietal (or rarely 3-locular and placentation axile) Sepals usually free but sometimes variously adnate, median (dorsal) one often dissimilar to laterals, laterals sometimes adnate to a column foot to form a saccate, conic, or spurlike mentum Petals free or rarely partly adnate to sepals, similar to sepals or not, often showy; lip entire, variously lobed or 2- or 3-partite, ornamented or not with calli, ridges, hair cushions, or crests, with or without a basal spur or nectary, margins entire to laciniate Column short to long, with or without a basal foot, occasionally winged or with lobes or arms at apex or ventrally; anther mostly 1, less often or 3, terminal or ventral on column, caplike or opening by longitudinal slits; pollen usually forming distinct pollinia, less often loose, pollinia 2, 4, 6, or 8, mealy, waxy, or horny, sectile or not, sessile or attached by stalks (caudicles or stipes) to or sticky viscidia; stigma 3-lobed, mid-lobe often modified to form a rostellum, other lobes either sunken on ventral surface of column behind anther or with lobes porrect Fruit a capsule, rarely berrylike, usually opening laterally by or slits Seeds very numerous, dustlike, lacking endosperm, rarely winged About 800 genera and ca 25,000 species (some estimates as high as 30,000 species): worldwide, except for Antarctica, most numerous in the humid tropics and subtropics; 194 genera (11 endemic, one introduced) and 1,388 species (491 endemic, one introduced) in five subfamilies in China Recent analyses of orchids incorporating data from DNA analyses have confirmed many aspects of the established classifications but have also provided some surprises for orchid taxonomists First of all, the results have upheld the monophyly (evolutionary integrity, i.e., the group includes all the taxa derived from an ancestral species) of the orchid family, including the apostasioids and cypripedioids They also suggest strongly that the orchids are an ancient group that evolved in the great southern continent of Gondwanaland before it split up to form the southern continents of Australia, Africa, and South America, the island of Madagascar, and the subcontinent of India The subfamilies Apostasioideae, Cypripedioideae, and Orchidoideae (sensu Dressler, Phylogeny Classific Orchid Fam 1993) are all monophyletic However, recent work clearly shows that Vanilla and its relatives form a separate and ancient clade (an evolutionary lineage including all the taxa derived from a single ancestral one) that deserves recognition as the subfamily Vanilloideae, that the Spiranthoideae nest within a more broadly defined Orchidoideae, and that Vandoideae are a specialized clade within a more broadly defined Epidendroideae A detailed new classification of the orchid family is currently being produced under the title Genera Orchidacearum, of which four of the six volumes have been published and a fifth is near completion (Pridgeon et al., Gen Orchid 1–4(1) 1999–2005) Even when this work is completed, such is the speed with which new information and techniques are being developed and published, it will almost certainly require revision However, we now have the broad bones of a more robust and predictive classification of the family that will be more satisfactory than the presently widely used systems that are based mainly upon morphological characters The classification of the family is currently the subject of some debate, particularly the circumscription and the placement of certain tribes, subtribes, and genera The classification of Chase et al (in Dixon et al., Orchid Conservation, 69–89 2003), elaborated in Pridgeon et al (loc cit.), which is strongly supported by recent molecular, embryological, and morphological analyses, is followed here They recognize five subfamilies: Apostasioideae, Cypripedioideae, Vanilloideae, Orchidoideae, and Epidendroideae Lang Kaiyong, Chen Singchi, Luo Yibo & Zhu Guanghua 1999 Orchidaceae (1) In: Lang Kaiyong, ed., Fl Reipubl Popularis Sin 17: 1–499; Chen Singchi, Tsi Zhanhuo, Lang Kaiyong & Zhu Guanghua 1999 Orchidaceae (2) In: Chen Singchi, ed., Fl Reipubl Popularis Sin 18: 1–412; Tsi Zhanhuo, Chen Singchi, Luo Yibo & Zhu Guanghua 1999 Orchidaceae (3) In: Tsi Zhanhuo, ed., Fl Reipubl Popularis Sin 19: 1–437 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, People’s Republic of China The National Orchid Conservation Center of China, Wang Tong Road, Shenzhen 518114, People’s Republic of China Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O Box 299, Saint Louis, Missouri 63166-0299, U.S.A (Zhu Guanghua died on November 2005.) Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, United Kingdom Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China P.O Box 8210, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, P.O Box 9514, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands 3300 Darby Road C-802, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041, U.S.A ORCHIDACEAE Glossary of botanical terms used in the Orchidaceae Within the definitions, italics indicate terms that are defined in this glossary Adapted from the glossary in Pridgeon, A M et al (eds.) 1999– Genera Orchidacearum, 1– Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press adventitious – applied to roots that not rise from the radicle but from the stem, etc.; also applied to embryolike structures in a seed that arise from outside the true embryo and often abort androclinium – see clinandrium anther bed – see clinandrium anther canal – narrow basal part of anther enclosing the caudicle anther cap – a lid formed from the dry outer wall of an anther aseptate – without a septum auricle – a small lobe or ear, applied to the lip; also a small lateral outgrowth on the anther autotroph (adjective autotrophic) – a plant that produces its own nutrition by means of photosynthesis, containing chlorophyll and hence green bract – a frequently leaflike organ (often very reduced or absent) subtending a flower, inflorescence, or partial inflorescence in its axil, sometimes brightly colored bursicle – a purselike or pouchlike structure enclosing the viscidia calceolate – slipper-shaped callus (plural calli) – a waxy, fleshy, or other protuberance, as on the lip calyculus – a small cup or circle of bractlike structures outside the sepals, e.g., in Lecanorchis cataphyll – a scalelike leaf, often referring to the first such leaves on a shoot caudicle – an extension of tissue derived from the anther and connecting the pollinia to the stipe or, in orchids without a stipe, directly to the viscidium caudiculate – with caudicles claw – the conspicuously narrowed base of an organ; in the orchids usually applied to the lip, but can also be applied to the sepals or petals clinandrium – the portion of the orchid column underneath the anther column – an organ of the orchid flower representing the fusion of filaments and style column foot – an extension at the base of the column in some orchids, to which the lip and sometimes the lateral sepals are attached column wings – distinct wings on the column of some orchids; these are not “column arms” or stelidia conduplicate – folded together lengthwise with the adaxial surfaces facing each other (e.g., a leaf) disk – usually in orchids the area between the lateral lobes in the basal half of the lip, the place where the callus is usually placed, or sometimes the removable part of the rostellum projection dorsal sepal – referring to the apparently upper sepal of a flower; in the majority of orchids this is actually the lower sepal because the flowers are resupinate dropper – a storage organ, primarily a swollen root, but with a bud and some stem structure at the base; it may push down into the soil and form a tuber, placing the plant lower in the soil ecaudiculate – without caudicles elastoviscin – a highly viscous product of the degeneration of a limited number of tapetal cells keeping pollen together in orchid pollinia elaters – spiral thickenings or hairs which help to disperse spores or seeds, often by hygroscopic action epichile – terminal lobe of a lip that is differentiated into a hypochile, sometimes a mesochile, and an epichile epigeal, epigeous – see terrestrial epilithic – see lithophytic epiphyte (adjective epiphytic) – a plant growing on another plant as its substrate, but not parasitic equitant – 2-ranked conduplicate leaves or bracts with overlapping, clasping bases foliage leaf – an ordinary, fully developed, and functioning leaf gynandrium, gynostemium – see column gullet – interior of a conical orchid flower, which the pollinator enters, as in most species of Dendrobium hamulus – a type of stipe representing the recurved apex of the rostellum heteranthous – flowering from special shoots that not produce pseudobulbs or foliage leaves heteromycotroph (adjective heteromycotrophic) – a plant that is a mycotroph as part of its method of nutrition, usually with inadequate photosynthesis and hence often not green; a facultative mycotroph holomycotroph (adjective holomycotrophic) – a plant that is a mycotroph as its sole method of nutrition, without chlorophyll and hence not green; an obligate mycotroph This condition has often been erroneously referred to as saprophytic hypochile – basal lobe of a lip that is differentiated into a hypochile, sometimes a mesochile, and an epichile hysteranthous – when an apical inflorescence is produced after the pseudobulb and leaves on the same shoot The inflorescence develops on the top of a fully developed pseudobulb with a fully grown leaf or leaves keiki – in orchids, a distal vegetative branch of the main stem, which ultimately grows roots and separates labellum – see lip lip – the median, modified petal of an orchid flower lithophyte (adjective lithophytic) – a plant that grows on rock as its substrate massula (plural massulae) – a mass or packet of pollen grains in sectile pollinia mentum – a spurlike or chinlike extension of the flower composed of the variably united column foot, lip, and lateral sepals mesochile – the middle lobe of a lip that is differentiated into a hypochile, sometimes a mesochile, and an epichile monopodium (plural monopodia, adjective monopodial) – referring to a growth habit in which new leaves develop from the same meristem or growing point as all previous leaves; cf sympodial mycorrhiza – the association of fungi and roots of higher plants, often termed a symbiosis mycotroph (adjective mycotrophic) – a plant that obtains part or all of its nutrition from organic substances provided by fungi See also heteromycotroph and holomycotroph naked pollinia – pollinia of orchids that lack caudicles and other elements of the pollinarium operculum – see anther cap palea – flat or terete moveable appendages attached by a threadlike base, found on the sepals and petals of certain species of Bulbophyllum peloric – an unusual actinomophic form of a flower that is normally zygomorphic ORCHIDACEAE petal – any of the whorl of flower parts generally just inside the sepals, usually colorful and showy pollinarium (plural pollinaria) – the functional unit of pollen transfer in orchid pollination, consisting of two or more pollinia (sometimes with caudicles), often a stipe, and a viscidium pollinium (plural pollinia) – a coherent mass of pollen grains proteranthous – when an inflorescence is produced before the pseudobulb and leaves on the same shoot The inflorescence develops on the top of a vegetative shoot, of which the leaf or leaves and the terminal internode are not yet developed protocorm – the ephemeral structure resulting from the germinated orchid seed and from which the first true shoot and root differentiate pseudobulb – the variously thickened portion of an aerial orchid stem pseudoindeterminate – (of orchids) denotes a stem that grows indefinitely although the plant retains the sympodium and produces new shoots at the base pseudopollen – a mealy, farinose, pollenlike deposit, e.g., on the lip in some orchids pseudoraceme – a specialized leafless apical portion of the stem bearing inflorescences pseudoterminal – when an inflorescence is apparently terminal, but is actually axillary on a very short terminal internode that is usually concealed by small bracts resupinate – with the pedicel twisted so that the lip is always in the same position (usually at the bottom of the flower) regardless of the position of the inflorescence rhizome – the indeterminate stem or system of stems of many plants, such as sympodial orchids, which successively give rise to new shoots and flowers, often horizontal or underground but sometimes appressed to branches or rocks rostellum – part of the median stigma lobe of orchid flowers rostellum remnant – the often cleft or 2-lobed part of the rostellum that remains after the viscidium has been removed by a pollinator rupicolous – see lithophytic saprophyte (adjective saprophytic) – deriving its nourishment, in whole or part, from decaying organic matter Often used incorrectly for a heteromycotroph or holomycotroph that lacks chlorophyll Fungi are true saprophytes sectile – referring to pollinia comprising several “packets” connected by elastoviscin sepal – any of the outermost whorl of lower parts, often as colorful and showy as the petals in orchids septum (plural septa, adjective septate) – a partition, e.g., in the spur of the lip of some orchids sinker – see dropper spur – a saccate or tubular extension of the lip (or other floral parts) in many orchids, often containing nectar stelidium (plural stelidia) – a discrete arm or projection borne on each side of the column, near the apex, middle, or base, often slender and elongated; e.g., in Bulbophyllum and Dendrochilum; usually interpreted as staminodia (sterile anthers) stipe – a pollinium stalk derived from the rostellum stipes (plural stipites) – see stipe superposed – placed on top of each other or at opposite ends symbiosis – an ecological relationship between two different organisms in which both obtain mutual benefit sympodium (plural sympodia, adjective sympodial) – a discontinuous main axis, where the stem is made up of a series of superposed branches, these imitating a single main axis: each new shoot developing from an axillary bud on the previous shoot unit; stem, where growth is, continued not by the main stem but by lateral branches; prevalent in monocots; sympodial inflorescences include the dichasium, rhipidium, cincinnus, and false umbel synanthous – when pseudobulb, leaf, and apical inflorescence are produced together synsepal – a floral part formed by the partial or complete fusion of two or more sepals tegula – a pollinium stalk consisting of the modified epidermis of the rostellum and possibly also subtending layers of cells terrestrial – growing on the ground tuberoid – see dropper velamen – the spongy outer layer of an orchid root, consisting of dead cells at maturity viscarium – see viscidium viscidium (plural viscidia) – the sticky portion of the rostellum, which is often connected to pollinia Figures The following figures are provided to illustrate some of the terms defined in the glossary and to show examples of habit and morphology in the five subfamilies of the Orchidaceae The figures were redrawn from previously published drawings by: Eleanor Catherine in: Cribb, P J 1997 The Genus Cypripedium Portland, Oregon: Timber Press Cypripedium yunnanense (p 200, fig 30) Judi Stone in: Pridgeon, A M et al (eds.) 1999, 2003 Genera Orchidacearum, 1, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press Apostasia wallichii (1: 100, fig 2.1) and Erythrorchis altissima (3: 312, fig 219.1) Susanna Stuart-Smith in: Pearce, N R & Cribb, P J 2002 The Orchids of Bhutan [Flora of Bhutan, 3(3)] Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Government of Bhutan Ponerorchis chusua (p 135, fig 36, as Chusua pauciflora), Cryptochilus luteus (p 366, fig 88), Cleisostoma linearilobatum (p 510, fig 113), and Diploprora championii (p 516, fig 114) Gunnar Seidenfaden and Povl Juul in: Seidenfaden, G 1978 Orchid Genera in Thailand, Dansk Botanisk Arkiv, 32(2) Goodyera procera (p 24, fig 8h) Various artists, after Richard Eric Holttum in: Seidenfaden, G & Wood, J J 1992 The Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore Fredensborg: Olsen & Olsen Spathoglottis plicata (p 15, fig 2), Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ (p 18, fig 4), and Dendrobium crumenatum (p 22, fig 6) ORCHIDACEAE Figure 1–7 Flower structure in the Orchidaceae 1–4 Spathoglottis plicata Goodyera procera 6–7 Vanda ORCHIDACEAE Figure 1–6 Examples of flowers in the five subfamilies of the Orchidaceae —1 Apostasioideae (Apostasia wallichii) —2 Cypripedioideae (Cypripedium yunnanense) —3 Orchidoideae (Ponerorchis chusua) —4 Vanilloideae (Erythrorchis altissima) —5 Epidendroideae (Cleisostoma linearilobatum) —6 Epidendroideae (Cryptochilus luteus) 7–8 Monopodial and sympodial growth habit —7 Monopodial (Diploprora championii) —8 Sympodial (Dendrobium crumenatum) ORCHIDACEAE Figure 1–3 Examples of plants in the subfamilies of the Orchidaceae —1 Apostasioideae (Apostasia wallichii) —2 Cypripedioideae (Cypripedium yunnanense) —3 Orchidoideae (Ponerorchis chusua) ORCHIDACEAE Figure 1–6 Examples of plants in the subfamilies of the Orchidaceae 1–2 Vanilloideae (Erythrorchis altissima) —1 Habit —2 Capsules Epidendroideae (Cleisostoma linearilobatum) 4–6 Epidendroideae (Cryptochilus luteus) —4 Habit —5 Inflorescence —6 Infructescence ORCHIDACEAE Systematic list of subfamilies and genera ● Indicates endemic genera Apostasioideae (p 20) Apostasia Neuwiedia 48 ● Porolabium 49 Disperis 50 Satyrium Cypripedioideae (p 22) Cypripedium Paphiopedilum Vanilloideae (p 167) Orchidoideae (p 45) Goodyera Hylophila Ludisia Herpysma Erythrodes 10 Cheirostylis 11 Kuhlhasseltia 12 Myrmechis 13 Hetaeria 14 Rhomboda 15 Chamaegastrodia 16 Zeuxine 17 Vrydagzynea 18 Anoectochilus 19 Odontochilus 20 Spiranthes 21 Pelexia 22 Corybas 23 Stigmatodactylus 24 Cryptostylis 25 Microtis 26 Orchis 27 Galearis 28 Ponerorchis 29 Hemipilia 30 Brachycorythis 31 Platanthera 32 Dactylorhiza 33 ● Smithorchis 34 Diphylax 35 Herminium 36 Amitostigma 37 Neottianthe 38 Gymnadenia 39 ● Tsaiorchis 40 Pecteilis 41 Peristylus 42 Habenaria 43 Hemipiliopsis 44 Bhutanthera 45 ● Frigidorchis 46 Diplomeris 47 Androcorys 51 Vanilla 52 Cyrtosia 53 Galeola 54 Erythrorchis 55 Lecanorchis 56 Pogonia Epidendroideae (p 174) 57 Cephalanthera 58 ● Tangtsinia 59 Aphyllorchis 60 Epipactis 61 ● Diplandrorchis 62 Holopogon 63 Neottia 64 Tropidia 65 Corymborkis 66 Nervilia 67 Gastrodia 68 Didymoplexis 69 Didymoplexiella 70 Didymoplexiopsis 71 Stereosandra 72 Epipogium 73 Bletilla 74 Yoania 75 Liparis 76 ● Ypsilorchis 77 Malaxis 78 Crepidium 79 Dienia 80 Oberonioides 81 Oberonia 82 Risleya 83 Oreorchis 84 Cremastra 85 Tipularia 86 Calypso 87 ● Changnienia 88 Corallorhiza 89 Eulophia 90 Geodorum 91 Cymbidium 92 Acriopsis 93 Nephelaphyllum 94 Tainia 95 Eriodes 96 Hancockia 97 Pachystoma 98 Spathoglottis 99 Cephalantheropsis 100 Phaius 101 Calanthe 102 Acanthephippium 103 Anthogonium 104 Collabium 105 Chrysoglossum 106 Diglyphosa 107 Arundina 108 Thunia 109 Coelogyne 110 Pleione 111 Panisea 112 Dendrochilum 113 Pholidota 114 Otochilus 115 Neogyna 116 Bulleyia 117 ● Ischnogyne 118 Polystachya 119 Eria 120 Campanulorchis 121 Conchidium 122 Mycaranthes 123 Cylindrolobus 124 Dendrolirium 125 Aeridostachya 126 Bryobium 127 Pinalia 128 Trichotosia 129 Oxystophyllum 130 Callostylis 131 Porpax 132 Ceratostylis 133 Cryptochilus 134 Agrostophyllum 135 Appendicula 136 Podochilus 137 Thelasis 138 Phreatia 139 Dendrobium 140 Flickingeria 141 Epigeneium 142 Bulbophyllum 143 Monomeria 144 Sunipia 145 Taeniophyllum 146 Sarcophyton 147 Micropera 148 Doritis 149 ● Nothodoritis 150 Vandopsis 151 Diploprora 152 Ornithochilus 153 Acampe 154 Smitinandia 155 Renanthera 156 Schoenorchis 157 Cleisostomopsis 158 Trichoglottis 159 Staurochilus 160 Pomatocalpa 161 Pelatantheria 162 Sarcoglyphis 163 Cleisostoma 164 Stereochilus 165 Esmeralda 166 Hygrochilus 167 Arachnis 168 Thrixspermum 169 Chiloschista 170 Vanda 171 Rhynchostylis 172 Uncifera 173 Robiquetia 174 Saccolabiopsis 175 Papilionanthe 176 Phalaenopsis 177 Chamaeanthus 178 Neofinetia 179 Sedirea 180 Aerides 181 Pteroceras 182 Biermannia 183 Luisia 184 ● Haraella 185 Gastrochilus 186 Holcoglossum 187 Ascocentrum 188 Penkimia 189 Microtatorchis 190 Grosourdya 191 Tuberolabium 192 Parapteroceras 193 Pennilabium 194 Malleola ORCHIDACEAE Key to subfamilies 1a Stamens or 2a Flower rotate or subregular; lateral sepals free; lip petal-like, sometimes rather broad; column fused only at base of filaments; anthers or 3, erect above lip; stigma terminal Subfam Apostasioideae (p 20) 2b Flower zygomorphic (bilaterally symmetrical); lateral sepals usually fused almost to apex; lip usually saccate or urceolate; column with lateral anthers and a terminal usually shield-shaped staminode; stigma ventral, stalked Subfam Cypripedioideae (p 22) 1b Stamen solitary 3a Plants usually terrestrial, growing from tubers or a horizontal fleshy rhizome; anther basifixed or not; pollinia segmented, comprising massulae, or mealy Subfam Orchidoideae (p 45) 3b Plants usually epiphytic or lithophytic, rarely terrestrial or lianalike, growing from cylindric stems or pseudobulbs, borne on woody or tough rhizomes; anther not basifixed; pollinia mealy or hard, often attached by a stalk to a sticky viscidium 4a Plants lianalike or terrestrial, often heteromycotrophic and lacking green leaves; stems cylindric, never pseudobulbous; pollinia 2, powdery, as monads or tetrads, lacking a stipe and a distinct viscidium Subfam Vanilloideae (p 167) 4b Plants epiphytic, lithophytic, or less commonly terrestrial, rarely heteromycotrophic; stems cylindric to pseudobulbous; pollinia 2, 4, 6, or 8, usually hard, rarely sectile, often attached by or stipes to or distinct viscidia Subfam Epidendroideae (p 174) Key to genera 1a Fertile stamens or 3, if 2, opposite to lateral petals; pollen not forming pollinia 2a Flowers actinomorphic or almost so; lip similar to petals, neither saccate nor urceolate (1 Subfam Apostasioideae) 3a Fertile stamens 2; inflorescence often ± curved outward or pendulous, branched Apostasia (p 20) 3b Fertile stamens 3; inflorescence erect, unbranched Neuwiedia (p 21) 2b Flowers strongly zygomorphic; lip conspicuously saccate or urceolate, very different from petals (2 Subfam Cypripedioideae) 4a Leaves plicate, usually cauline, rarely prostrate on substrate; perianth persistent when fruiting Cypripedium (p 22) 4b Leaves conduplicate, basal, to many, distichous; perianth caducous when fruiting Paphiopedilum (p 33) 1b Fertile stamen 1, rarely 2, if 2, opposite to dorsal sepal and lip; pollen forming pollinia 5a Holomycotrophic plants, without chlorophyll Key 5b Autotrophic plants, with chlorophyll in leaves, stems, and/or roots 6a Pollinia soft or sectile; plants always terrestrial; leaves not articulated Key (p 10) 6b Pollinia waxy or bony, hard or relatively hard; plants mostly epiphytic, rarely terrestrial; leaves often articulated at base 7a Plants monopodial, without pseudobulbs or thickened stems, rhizomes, or tubers; pollinia bony, very hard, often attached by a common stipe to a viscidium Key (p 13) 7b Plants sympodial, mostly with pseudobulbs or thickened stems, rhizomes, or tubers; pollinia not very hard, usually without stipe Key (p 15) Key 2: Holomycotrophic genera 1a Pollinia waxy or bony, hard or relatively hard 2a Pollinia 4–6 3a Plants with a slender, nearly cylindric, straight rhizome; sepals 1–2 mm; lip unlobed 82 Risleya (p 245) 3b Plants with a coralloid rhizome; sepals 4–10 mm; lip 3-lobed 88 Corallorhiza (p 252) 2b Pollinia 4a Lip not saccate or spurred at base; leaves with neither long petiole nor pseudostem at base; column foot absent 91 Cymbidium (p 260) 4b Lip saccate or spurred at base; leaves long petiolate, petioles often forming a pseudostem; column foot conspicuous 89 Eulophia (p 253) 1b Pollinia soft or sectile 5a Plants scrambling vines; fruit a pod or a long capsule; seeds with thick testa, wingless or surrounded by ± annular wing 6a Fruit fleshy, indehiscent; seeds wingless or with ± annular wing narrower than seed itself 52 Cyrtosia (p 168) 6b Fruit dry, dehiscent; seeds with broad wings, wider on one side than seed itself 7a Stem robust; rachis, ovary, and sepals all ± covered with rust-colored hairs; column less than 1/2 as long as lip 53 Galeola (p 169) 7b Stem rather slender; inflorescence and flowers glabrous; column more than 1/2 as long as lip 54 Erythrorchis (p 171) 10 ORCHIDACEAE 5b Plants erect terrestrial herbs; fruit a capsule; seeds without thick testa, with narrow, long wings at both ends, ± fusiform 8a Sepals and petals ± connate and forming a tube 9a Pollinia 2; sepals and petals united into perianth tube for almost complete length, with its apex 5-lobed, lip enclosed within perianth tube; stigma often at base of column 67 Gastrodia (p 201) 9b Pollinia 4; sepals and petals united into perianth tube for up to 1/2 length, lip not enclosed; stigma almost at apex of column 10a Column wingless, with a short foot at base 68 Didymoplexis (p 205) 10b Column with a pair of falcate wings, without a foot at base 69 Didymoplexiella (p 206) 8b Sepals and petals free 11a Calyculus present between ovary and sepals 55 Lecanorchis (p 171) 11b Calyculus lacking between ovary and sepals 12a Plants with spindle-shaped, coralloid, tuberlike, or cylindric, fleshy rhizomes, without clustered, fleshy roots; pollinarium with either caudicle or viscidium 13a Pollinia attached ± directly to viscidium 14a Lip with a broad spur below middle; rhizome cylindric or coralloid, stout, fleshy, branched, with many scalelike sheaths 74 Yoania (p 210) 14b Lip without any spur; rhizome moniliform 70 Didymoplexiopsis (p 207) 13b Pollinia attached to viscidium by distinct caudicles 15a Rhizome cylindric, stemlike, decumbent; rostellum as long as anther 15 Chamaegastrodia (p 69) 15b Rhizomes coralloid or tuberlike; rostellum shorter than anther 16a Lip spurless; anther with a slender filament; caudicle 71 Stereosandra (p 207) 16b Lip spurred; anther without a slender filament; caudicles 72 Epipogium (p 207) 12b Plants with shortened, relatively hard rhizomes and clustered, fleshy or fibrous roots; pollinarium with neither caudicle nor viscidium 17a Stigma terminal; rostellum absent 18a Fertile stamens 61 Diplandrorchis (p 183) 18b Fertile stamen 62 Holopogon (p 183) 17b Stigma lateral or rarely subterminal; rostellum present, usually above concave stigma 19a Lip deeply 2-lobed or very rarely long acuminate at apex; rostellum often as long as anther 63 Neottia (p 184) 19b Lip neither deeply 2-lobed nor long acuminate at apex; rostellum conspicuously shorter than anther 20a Lip spurred or saccate at base, with longitudinal lamellae on mid-lobe 57 Cephalanthera (p 174) 20b Lip neither spurred nor saccate, without longitudinal lamellae on mid-lobe 59 Aphyllorchis (p 177) Key 3: Subfams Orchidoideae, some Vanilloideae, primitive Epidendroideae 1a Plants with conspicuous, long, climbing stems; fruit a pod or a long capsule; seeds with thick testa, wingless or surrounded by ± annular wing 51 Vanilla (p 167) 1b Plants not climbing, stems erect; fruit a capsule; seeds without thick testa, with narrow, long wings at both ends, ± fusiform 2a Plants leafless at anthesis 3a Leaves many, often or 8, oblong to elliptic, shortly petiolate; ovary and sepals pubescent 21 Pelexia (p 86) 3b Leaf 1, broadly ovate to cordate, long petiolate; ovary and sepals glabrous 66 Nervilia (p 197) 2b Plants with a leaf or leaves at anthesis 4a Leaves plicate, papery or thinly leathery 5a Leaves clustered on lower part to base of stem; pollinia 8, in groups 73 Bletilla (p 209) 5b Leaves spaced above middle of stem, or rarely clustered at its apex; pollinia or 6a Inflorescence lateral or terminal; flowers densely arranged on a shortened inflorescence; rostellum long and erect; pollinarium with sectile pollinia, with caudicle and viscidium 7a Inflorescence unbranched; sepals less than cm; basal part of lip wider than its apical part 64 Tropidia (p 195) 7b Inflorescence branched; sepals more than cm; apical part of lip wider than its basal part 65 Corymborkis (p 197) 6b Inflorescence terminal; flowers scattered on a long inflorescence; rostellum very small or nearly absent; pollinarium with granular pollinia, without caudicle and viscidium 8a Flowers actinomorphic, with lip similar to petals; stigma terminal 58 Tangtsinia (p 177) 8b Flowers zygomorphic, with lip conspicuously different from petals; stigma lateral 9a Flowers concolorous, white or yellow; upper bracts small, not foliaceous, shorter than pedicel and ovary (except C damasonium); lip 3-lobed, saccate or spurred at base 57 Cephalanthera (p 174) 9b Flowers usually not concolorous, green, brown, purple, or yellow; upper bracts large, foliaceous, longer than pedicel and ovary; lip contracted in middle forming epichile and hypochile, neither spurred nor saccate at base, sometimes with concave hypochile 60 Epipactis (p 179) 492 EPIDENDROIDEAE 4b Inflorescence subumbellate; leaves (5–)6–23 cm 5a Central cushion on lip epichile with a groove or cavity at base 6a Flowers 2–3 cm in diam.; dorsal sepal 12–17 mm G bellinus 6b Flowers 1–1.8 cm in diam.; dorsal sepal 5–10 mm 7a Stem 1–2 cm; lip epichile glabrous adaxially G hainanensis 7b Stem 5–30 cm; lip epichile with dense papillate hairs adaxially G calceolaris 5b Central cushion on lip epichile without a groove or cavity at base 8a Epichile ± papillate-hairy adaxially 9a Leaves linear, 5–8 mm wide; margin of lip epichile irregularly fimbriate 10 G linearifolius 9b Leaves ligulate or oblong, 1–2.5 cm wide; margin of lip epichile laciniate-erose 10a Epichile transversely oblong or oblate, margin irregularly denticulate 12 G acinacifolius 10b Epichile broadly triangular, margin lacerate to erose 11a Stem 1–2 cm, with subbasal leaves; petals ± spatulate, yellow with purple spots G subpapillosus 11b Stem to 20 cm, with cauline leaves; petals ligulate-oblong, yellowish tinged with brownish at apex 11 G yunnanensis 8b Epichile glabrous adaxially except for cushion 12a Stem 1–1.5 cm, with subbasal leaves 1.7–6 cm wide; sepals 6–12 × 3.5–6 mm G obliquus 12b Stem (2–)5–20 cm, with cauline leaves 0.5–1.2(–1.7) cm wide; sepals 5–6 × 2.2–3 mm 13a Epichile 5–8 mm wide, with a papillate cushion adaxially; stem terete G japonicus 13b Epichile 3–5 mm wide, with a glabrous cushion adaxially; stem slightly compressed terete 14a Lip hypochile narrower than epichile; cushion on epichile extending to subglobose hypochile G intermedius 14b Lip hypochile broader than epichile; cushion on epichile not extending to hypochile G guangtungensis 1b Stem elongate and slender (ca mm in diam.) with small cauline leaves 1–2.5(–4.5) cm 15a Epichile glabrous adaxially 16a Hypochile broader than epichile; leaves ± with purple-red spots 17a Inflorescence 5- or 6-flowered; leaves with 1–3 short awns at apex 15 G pseudodistichus 17b Inflorescence 1- or 2-flowered; leaves without awns at apex 16 G fuscopunctatus 16b Hypochile narrower than epichile; leaves without purple-red spots 18a Epichile suborbicular, with conic calli at base 17 G distichus 18b Epichile broadly triangular, without calli at base 18 G fargesii 15b Epichile ± hairy adaxially 19a Dorsal sepal 2.2–3 mm 20a Hypochile cylindric, 2.8–3 mm tall; epichile reniform 19 G nanus 20b Hypochile subglobose, ca mm tall; epichile triangular 20 G ciliaris 19b Dorsal sepal 3.5–7 mm 21a Hypochile subcupular or subglobose 22a Epichile papillate-hairy only on central cushion, surroundings glabrous 26 G formosanus 22b Epichile densely shortly hairy adaxially 23a Epichile not 2-lobed nor emarginate at apex 27 G saccatus 23b Epichile 2-lobed or emarginate at apex 24a Epichile rounded and emarginate at apex 28 G gongshanensis 24b Epichile subtruncate and deeply 2-lobed at apex 29 G nanchuanensis 21b Hypochile conic 25a Saccate hypochile ca × as tall as wide 23 G raraensis 25b Saccate hypochile ca as tall as or slightly taller than wide 26a Saccate hypochile ca mm tall; epichile obtuse at apex 21 G linii 26b Saccate hypochile 3–4.5 mm tall; epichile emarginate or retuse at apex 27a Saccate hypochile distinctly curved forward, parallel to epichile; leaves without colored spots 24 G matsudae 27b Saccate hypochile not or only slightly curved forward, not parallel to epichile; leaves with purple-red or brownish purple spots 28a Epichile 4–5 mm wide; saccate hypochile slightly curved forward; flowers with purple-red spots 22 G sinensis 28b Epichile ca mm wide; saccate hypochile straight; flowers with brown spots 25 G hoi EPIDENDROIDEAE Gastrochilus platycalcaratus (Rolfe) Schlechter, Orchideen, 582 1914 滇南盆距兰 dian nan pen ju lan Saccolabium platycalcaratum Rolfe, Bull Misc Inform Kew 1909: 368 1909; Gastrochilus diannanensis Z H Tsi & Y Z Ma Stems ca cm, ca mm in diam Leaves 3–6, nearly basal; blade green, tinged with purplish red, oblong, 3–5 × 0.7– 1.2 cm, obtuse and unequally bilobed Inflorescence racemose, to 9-flowered; peduncle pale yellowish green, usually 1.5–2 cm, upper part enlarged; rachis ca mm; floral bracts ovate-triangular, obtuse; pedicel and ovary yellowish green with purple spots, ca mm Flowers widely opening; sepals and petals yellowish green, sometimes with purplish red spots; lip whitish, ± with purple-blackish spots on hypochile and greenish cushion on epichile Dorsal sepal oblong, concave, ca × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals slightly oblique, oblong, ca × mm, apex obtuse Petals ovate-elliptic, ca × mm, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a hypochile; epichile triangular-ovate, ca × mm, adaxially densely hirsute and with a central cushion, slightly reflexed, rounded at apex; hypochile subconic, ca mm tall, ca 1.8 mm in diam., slightly narrowed at middle, strongly dorsiventrally compressed from middle to tip, subtruncate and concave at tip Column pale yellow, tinged with purplish blue, short; anther cap yellow Fl Mar On tree trunks in dense forests; 700–800 m S Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand] Gastrochilus bellinus (H G Reichenbach) Kuntze, Revis Gen Pl 2: 661 1891 大花盆距兰 da hua pen ju lan Saccolabium bellinum H G Reichenbach, Gard Chron., n.s., 21: 174 1884 Stems 2–5 cm, stout, internodes ca cm Leaf blade lorate or oblong, 11.5–23.5 × 1.5–2.3 cm, apex unequally 2-lobed Inflorescences usually or 3, subumbellate, 4–6-flowered; peduncle ca cm, stout, with short cupular sheaths at base; pedicel and ovary pale yellow, tinged with purple Flowers 2–3 cm in diam.; sepals and petals pale yellow with brownish purple markings; lip white, with few sparse purple markings Sepals subsimilar, elliptic, 12–17 × 6–7 mm, apex obtuse-rounded Petals slightly smaller than sepals; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile usually ± recurved, nearly reniform-triangular, 7–10 × 15–20 mm, adaxially with dense white papillate hairs except on central cushion, margin erose or fimbriate; cushion yellow, with a cavity at base; hypochile subconic or subglobose, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam., rounded-tipped Fl Apr On tree trunks in dense forests; 1600–1900 m S Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand, N Vietnam] Gastrochilus hainanensis Z H Tsi, Bull Bot Res., Harbin 9(2): 21 1989 海南盆距兰 hai nan pen ju lan Stems 1–2 cm, ca mm in diam Leaves or 5, nearly 493 basal; blade oblong, 14–17 × 2–3 cm, fleshy, apex obtuse and unequally 2-lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, short, several flowered; peduncle 2–3 cm, ca mm in diam.; floral bracts ovate-triangular, 3–4 mm Flowers widely opening, thickly textured; sepals and petals yellow, with purplish red spots; lip white, with purple-red spots Sepals subsimilar, obovate-elliptic, 7–10 × 3–4 mm, apex obtuse Petals shorter and narrower than sepals; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile ovate-triangular, ca × 10 mm, thickly fleshy, glabrous, basal margin membranous and slightly toothed, with a large central cushion, and a reversely T-shaped groove at its base, apex rounded, recurved; hypochile conic, 7–8 mm tall, 5–5.5 mm in diam Column purple, short, thick; rostellum pale yellow, 2-lobed; anther cap nearly subglobose, apex narrowed into a beak Fl Aug On tree trunks in forests C Hainan [Thailand, Vietnam] The record of Saccolabium obliquum in Fl Hainan (4: 257 1977) was based on material of this species Gastrochilus calceolaris (Buchanan-Hamilton ex Smith) D Don, Prodr Fl Nepal 32 1825 盆距兰 pen ju lan Aerides calceolaris Buchanan-Hamilton ex Smith in Rees, Cycl 39: Aerides no 11 1818; Saccolabium calceolare (Buchanan-Hamilton ex Smith) Lindley Stems often arching, 5–30 cm, 5–8 mm in diam., with many leaves Leaves distichous; blade often falcate, narrowly oblong, 20–23 × 1.5–2.5 cm, slightly fleshy, apex obtuse and unequally 2-lobed Inflorescences several to many, from upper part of stem, opposite to leaves, subumbellate, 2–3 cm, several to many flowered; floral bracts small; pedicel and ovary slightly compressed, 1.3–2 cm Flowers widely opening; sepals and petals yellow, with purplish brown markings; lip with white epichile and yellow hypochile, both with purple-red marks Sepals similar, obovate-oblong, 7–8 × ca mm, base contracted, apex obtuse-rounded Petals similar to sepals, slightly smaller, apex obtuse-rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile spreading forward, suborbicular-triangular or lunatetriangular, 2–3 × 5–7 mm, adaxially with long white hairs except on yellow and purple-spotted central cushion and with a cavity at base of cushion, margin irregularly fimbriate or erose; hypochile yellowish green with purplish red margin, helmetlike, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam Fl Mar–Apr 2n = 38, 40, 76 On tree trunks in forests; 1000–2700 m Hainan, S Xizang, S and W Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Malaysia (Peninsular), Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam] Gastrochilus intermedius (Griffith ex Lindley) Kuntze, Revis Gen Pl 2: 661 1891 细茎盆距兰 xi jing pen ju lan Saccolabium intermedium Griffith ex Lindley, J Proc Linn Soc., Bot 3: 33 1858 Stems slightly flattened, ca 15 cm, 3–4 mm in diam., slender, branched, internodes 5–8 mm Leaves distichous; blade narrowly lanceolate, 5–6 × 0.7–1 cm, apex acuminate and 2- or EPIDENDROIDEAE 494 3-lobed, lobes setiform Inflorescence subumbellate, short, often 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle ca cm; floral bracts ovate, ca 1.5 mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary ca cm Flowers pale yellow, small Sepals similar, elliptic, ca 5.5 × 2.5 mm, 3-veined, apex obtuse Petals oblanceolate, ca × mm, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile suborbicular-triangular, ca × mm, adaxially glabrous, with a central cushion extending to front wall of hypochile, margin erose or irregularly toothed, apex rounded; hypochile subglobose or helmetlike, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam., apex rounded and with or ridges on distal surface outside, with erect lateral margins Anther cap slightly narrowed toward apex Fl Oct On tree trunks in forests; ca 1500 m SE Sichuan [NE India, Thailand, Vietnam] Gastrochilus subpapillosus Z H Tsi, Guihaia 16: 142 1996 歪头盆距兰 wai tou pen ju lan Stems ca cm, stout, with or leaves Leaf blade spatulate or nearly oblong, 13–18.5 × ca 2.1 cm, apex unequally 2lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, 3–3.5 cm, 5- or 6-flowered; peduncle ca cm, with or cupular sheaths; floral bracts broadly ovate, ca mm; pedicel and ovary ca 1.4 cm Sepals and petals yellow, with purple spots; lip white with yellow cushion on epichile Sepals similar, oblong, 6–7 × ca mm, 3-veined, apex obtuse Petals subspatulate, ca × 2.2 mm, 3veined, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile broadly triangular, ca × mm, adaxially sparsely shortly papillate-hairy except on central cushion, margin erose; hypochile cucullate, ± laterally compressed, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam Column ca mm, stout; rostellum deeply 2-lobed; anther cap narrowed toward apex Fl Oct ● On tree trunks in dense forests; 1100–1400 m S Yunnan Gastrochilus guangtungensis Z H Tsi, Guihaia 16: 139 1996 广东盆距兰 guang dong pen ju lan Stems ± compressed terete, 6–17 cm, ca mm in diam., slender, internodes ca cm, sometimes branched Leaves several, distichous; blade falcate-oblong or oblong, 4.5–9.5 × 0.6– 1.1 cm, apex acuminate and 2-aristate Inflorescence subumbellate, 1–1.5 cm, usually 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle ca cm, base with cupular sheaths; floral bracts broadly ovate, ca mm, membranous; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers yellow Sepals similar, obovate, 5–6 × 2.2–2.7 mm, apex obtuse Petals similar to sepals, slightly smaller; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile subovate-triangular, ca 2.5 × mm, adaxially glabrous, with a large central cushion, margin slightly erose, apex acute; hypochile subglobose, ca 3.5 mm tall, ca 4.5 mm in diam Fl Oct 13 1891; Gastrochilus holttumianus S Y Hu & Barretto; G somae (Hayata) Hayata; S somae Hayata; S taiwanianum S S Ying (1977), not (Hayata) Tang & F T Wang (1951) Stems ascending or pendulous, 2–10 cm, 3–5 mm in diam Leaves distichous, closely spaced; blade ± falcate, linear-oblong, or linear-lanceolate, 5–14 × 1–2.5 cm, fleshy, apex subacute and slightly hooked Inflorescence subumbellate, 4– 7(–10)-flowered; peduncle 1.5–2 cm; floral bracts ovate-triangular, 2–3 mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary 10–12 mm Flowers widely opening; sepals and petals yellowish green, with purplish red spots; lip whitish, tinged with yellow at apex of epichile and with yellow and purple-spotted cushion Sepals similar, obovate-elliptic or subelliptic, 5–9 × 3–5 mm, apex obtuse Petals similar to sepals, slightly narrower, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile subtriangular, 2–4 × 5–8 mm, adaxially glabrous except on finely papillate central cushion, margin erose or nearly entire; hypochile cupular, laterally compressed, 5–7 mm tall, 4–6 mm in diam Column pale purple, short Fl Jun–Sep 2n = 30, 38, 40 On tree trunks in forests; 200–1500 m Hong Kong, Taiwan [Japan (Ryukyu Islands)] Gastrochilus obliquus (Lindley) Kuntze, Revis Gen Pl 2: 661 1891 无茎盆距兰 wu jing pen ju lan Saccolabium obliquum Lindley, Gen Sp Orchid Pl 223 1833 Stems 1–2 cm, stout, with 3–5 leaves Leaves nearly basal, distichous; blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8–20 × 1.7–6 cm, slightly fleshy or leathery, apex obtuse and unequally 2-lobed Inflorescences 1–4, from base of stem, subumbellate, often 5–8-flowered; peduncle straight, 1–2 cm, stout, with cupular sheaths; floral bracts broadly ovate, ca mm; pedicel and ovary 1–1.5 cm Flowers fragrant, with yellow sepals and petals and white lip, all with brownish purplish spots Sepals similar, subelliptic, 6–12 × 3.5–6 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse Petals spatulate, smaller than sepals, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile subtriangular, ca × 8–10 mm, adaxially glabrous, with a central cushion, margin lacerate or erose, apex obtuse and with a small wart abaxially; hypochile with yellow tip, with purplish red spots, nearly subglobose-cucullate, laterally compressed, 5–6 mm tall, 6–7 mm in diam., outside with ridges Column short Fl Oct On tree trunks at forest margins; 500–1400 m SW Sichuan, S Yunnan [Bhutan, India (Andaman Islands, Sikkim), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam] nan Chinese collections all belong to Gastrochilus obliquus var obliquus; G obliquus var suavis (Seidenfaden) Z H Tsi, from NE India, differs from var obliquus in having sepals and petals with dense bright red dots Gastrochilus japonicus (Makino) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg 12: 315 1913 10 Gastrochilus linearifolius Z H Tsi & Garay, Guihaia 16: 138 1996 黄松盆距兰 huang song pen ju lan 狭叶盆距兰 xia ye pen ju lan ● On tree trunks in forests; ca 1500 m N Guangdong, SW Yun- Saccolabium japonicum Makino, Ill Fl Japan 1(7): 3, t Stems pendulous, 15–32 cm, ca mm in diam., slender, EPIDENDROIDEAE usually branched, internodes 1.5–2 cm Leaves distichous, well spaced; blade linear, falcate, 8–15 × 0.5–0.8 cm, apex long acuminate and with or awns Inflorescence subumbellate, 3or 4-flowered; peduncle 1–1.5 cm, slender; floral bracts ovate, ca mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers small, widely opening Dorsal sepal subovate, ca × 2.5 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals similar to dorsal sepal, slightly narrower Petals oblong, smaller than sepals, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile suborbicular, ca 2.2 × mm, adaxially finely papillate on central cushion, margin irregularly fimbriate, inside villous at apex, apex rounded; hypochile subcupular, ca 3.5 mm tall, ca 2.5 mm in diam., with a ridge, rounded at apex Fl Sep On tree trunks in forests; ca 1600 m SE Xizang [India (Sikkim)] The record of Gastrochilus intermedius in Fl Xizang (5: 783 1987) was based on material of this species 11 Gastrochilus yunnanensis Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 4: 76 1919 [“yunnanense”] 云南盆距兰 yun nan pen ju lan Gastrochilus monticola (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenfaden & Smitinand; Saccolabium monticola Rolfe ex Downie; S yunnanense (Schlechter) S Y Hu Stems elongate, to 20 cm, 4–7 mm in diam., internodes 1.5–2 cm Leaves distichous, well spaced; blade ligulate or oblong, 6–16.5 × 1.5–2.5 cm, apex long acuminate and with or awns Inflorescence subumbellate, 4–15-flowered; peduncle 1.5–5.5 cm, rigid, base with or sheaths; floral bracts ovatetriangular, 1–2 mm; pedicel and ovary ca cm Flowers small; sepals and petals pale yellow, tinged brownish at apex; lip white, with yellowish white and sparsely purple-red spotted cushion on epichile and purple-red spots near entrance of hypochile Sepals similar, ligulate-oblong, 5–7 × 2.7–3.5 mm, apex obtuse Petals similar to sepals, narrower; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile broadly triangular, ca 2.5 × mm, adaxially with papillate yellow and slightly purplish red spotted central cushion, margin lacerate-erose; hypochile nearly subglobose, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam Column short Fl Oct On tree trunks in dense forests; ca 1500 m S Yunnan [Bangladesh, N Thailand, N Vietnam] 12 Gastrochilus acinacifolius Z H Tsi, Bull Bot Res., Harbin 9(2): 25 1989 镰叶盆距兰 lian ye pen ju lan Stems ± compressed terete, usually 8–11 cm, 4–5 mm in diam., internodes ca cm Leaves distichous; blade usually falcate-oblong, 7–14 × 1–2 cm, apex acute and with short awns Inflorescences or 2, almost opposite to leaf, subumbellate, several flowered; peduncle 1–1.5 cm, upper part enlarged, with or cupular sheaths at base; floral bracts deltoid, 1–2 mm, subfleshy; pedicel and ovary ca cm Flowers widely opening; sepals and petals pale yellow with purplish red spots; lip white, with yellow and purple-red spotted cushion on epichile Sepals similar, obovate-spatulate, 6–7 × 3–4 mm, apex obtuse Petals similar to sepals, smaller, apex obtuse; epichile 495 white, transversely oblong or oblate, adaxially sparsely papillate-hairy except on central cushion, margin irregularly denticulate; hypochile nearly subglobose, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam., outside with ridges Column ca mm; anther cap narrowed toward apex Fl Sep–Dec ● On tree trunks in forests; ca 1000 m Hainan This species was treated as Saccolabium intermedium in Fl Hainan (4: 258 1977) 13 Gastrochilus rantabunensis C Chow ex T P Lin, Native Orchids Taiwan 3: 109 1987 合欢盆距兰 he huan pen ju lan Stems erect, very short Leaves nearly tufted, basal; blade obovate-oblong, 2–2.5 × 0.4–0.7 cm, apex acute and unequally 2-lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, 3- or 4-flowered; peduncle ca cm, upper part enlarged, base with or sheaths; floral bracts ovate-triangular, 3–4 mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary green with purplish red spots, ca mm Sepals and petals green to yellowish with red spots; lip white with a green cushion on epichile Dorsal sepal obovate, ca 3.8 × mm, apex rounded; lateral sepals obliquely ovate-triangular, 3–4 × ca 2.5 mm, apex obtuse Petals suborbicular, 3–3.5 × 2.5–3 mm, margin fimbriate, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile subreniform, 2–3 × 5–6.5 mm, adaxially densely white hairy except on central cushion, apex retuse; hypochile subconic, slightly laterally compressed, ca 3.5 cm tall, ca mm in diam., apex rounded and slightly concave Column short Fl Jan–Feb or Jul ● On tree trunks in coniferous forests; ca 2000 m S Hunan, C Taiwan S S Ying (Quart J Chin Forest 21: 115 1988) recorded material of this species from Taiwan as Gastrochilus bellinus 14 Gastrochilus xuanenensis Z H Tsi, Acta Bot Yunnan 4: 269 1982 宣恩盆距兰 xuan en pen ju lan Stems ca cm, ca mm in diam., with 4–6 leaves Leaves basal, closely spaced, distichous; blade oblong or falcate-oblong, 2–2.5 × 0.5–0.8 cm, apex acute and with or awns Inflorescence subumbellate, few flowered; peduncle 5–9 mm, base with or cupular sheaths; floral bracts ovate-triangular, 1–2 mm; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers small, widely opening Dorsal sepal oblanceolate-elliptic, ca × 1.5 mm, apex acute; lateral sepals oblong, ± oblique, ca × 1.5 mm, apex acute Petals similar to lateral sepals, ca × 1.5 mm; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reniformtriangular, ca × 3.5 mm, adaxially glabrous, with a central cushion extending to front wall of hypochile, entire; hypochile helmetlike, 2.5–3 mm tall, 2–2.5 mm in diam., outside with ridges, apex rounded, ± auriculate on both sides of its entrance Column short Fl May ● On tree trunks at forest margins; 500–700 m NE Guizhou, SW Hubei 15 Gastrochilus pseudodistichus (King & Pantling) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg 12: 315 1913 小唇盆距兰 xiao chun pen ju lan EPIDENDROIDEAE 496 Saccolabium pseudodistichum King & Pantling, J Asiat Soc Bengal, Pt 2, Nat Hist 64: 341 1895; Gastrochilus hoyopse (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenfaden & Smitinand; S hoyopse Rolfe ex Downie Stems pendulous or creeping, to 28 cm, ca mm in diam., slender, sometimes branched, internodes 6–7 mm Leaves distichous, green, with purplish red spots; blade ovate-lanceolate or oblong, 1.5–2.7 × 0.5–0.6 cm, apex acute and with or awns Inflorescence subumbellate, 5- or 6-flowered; peduncle green, with purplish red spots, 1–2 cm, upper part enlarged, often with sheaths at base; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1–2 mm; pedicel and ovary ca cm Flowers yellow, with purplish red marks or spots Sepals similar, oblanceolate-oblong, ca 3.5 × 1.8 mm, apex obtuse Petals subobovate, slightly smaller than sepals, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile nearly suborbicular, concave, narrower than hypochile, ca mm wide, thickly fleshy, adaxially glabrous, entire, obtuse at apex; hypochile cupular, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam Column ca mm; anther cap narrowed, beaked at apex Fl Jun 2n = 38 On tree trunks in forests, on branches in thickets; 1000–2500 m SE to W Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, N Thailand, N Vietnam] 16 Gastrochilus fuscopunctatus (Hayata) Hayata, Icon Pl Formosan 6(Suppl.): 78 1917 红斑盆距兰 hong ban pen ju lan Saccolabium fuscopunctatum Hayata, Icon Pl Formosan 2: 143 1912 Stems often pendulous, 3–7 cm, ca mm in diam Leaves distichous, green, with dense purplish red spots; blade oblong or falcate-oblong, 1.5–2.2 × 0.3–0.5 cm, apex acute and slightly 3-lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, often 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 8–20 mm, base with or sheaths; floral bracts ovatetriangular, 1–2 mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary ca mm Sepals and petals yellowish green with brown spots; lip whitish, with a yellow and brown-spotted cushion on epichile Dorsal sepal elliptic, ca × 2.3 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely ovate-oblong, 3–4 × ca mm, apex subacute Petals subelliptic, ca 3.2 × 2.2 mm, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile elliptic-orbicular, concave, ca 2.5 × mm, thickly fleshy, abaxially carinate, adaxially glabrous, with a central cushion, entire, obtuse at apex; hypochile cupular, ± laterally compressed, ca mm tall, ca 3.2 mm in diam Column very short, both sides with purplish red spots; anther cap narrowed into a beak Fl Jan–Jul ● On tree trunks in dense forests; 1000–2500 m Taiwan 17 Gastrochilus distichus (Lindley) Kuntze, Revis Gen Pl 2: 661 1891 列叶盆距兰 lie ye pen ju lan Saccolabium distichum Lindley, J Proc Linn Soc., Bot 3: 36 1858 Stems pendulous, usually 1.5–20 cm, ca mm in diam., slender, often branched Leaves many, distichous; blade lanceolate or falcate-lanceolate, 1.5–3 × 0.4–0.6 cm, apex acute and with or awns Inflorescences several, opposite to leaves, subumbellate, 2–4-flowered; peduncle 1–3 cm, slender, upper part enlarged, lower part with cupular sheaths; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1–2 mm; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers pale green, with reddish brown spots Sepals similar, usually concave, oblong-elliptic, 4.5–5 × 2.5–3 mm, apex obtuse Petals subobovate, slightly smaller than sepals, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile nearly suborbicular, ca × mm, adaxially glabrous, with a central cushion, near base with conic calli, entire, obtuse at apex; hypochile subcupular, ca mm tall, 2–3 mm in diam., apex rounded Column ca 2.5 mm; anther cap narrowed into a beak toward apex Fl Jan–May 2n = 38 On tree trunks in forests; 1100–2800 m SE Xizang, W Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal] 18 Gastrochilus fargesii (Kraenzlin) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 4: 288 1919 城口盆距兰 cheng kou pen ju lan Saccolabium fargesii Kraenzlin, J Bot (Morot) 17: 423 1903 [“fargesi”] Stems repent, 3–13 cm, ca mm in diam., slender, with many leaves Leaves distichous; blade narrowly oblong or falcate-oblong, 2–4.5 × 0.4–0.6 cm, apex acute and with or short awns Inflorescences several, subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 5–10 mm, upper part enlarged, lower part with sheaths; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1–2 mm; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers small, yellowish green, with purplish red spots Sepals similar, oblong-elliptic, ca × mm, apex obtuse Petals narrowly oblong, ca × 1.5 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse-rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile broadly triangular, 2–3 × 4–4.5 mm, adaxially glabrous, with a cushion extending to front wall of hypochile, margin ± erose, apex obtuse; hypochile subconic, ca 2.2 mm tall, ca mm in diam., apex obtuse Column ca 1.5 mm; anther cap narrowed and beaked at apex Fl May–Jun ● On tree trunks in forests; ca 2300 m N Chongqing, W Sichuan, SE Yunnan 19 Gastrochilus nanus Z H Tsi, J Arnold Arbor 71: 121 1990 江口盆距兰 jiang kou pen ju lan Stems creeping, 3–4 cm, ca mm in diam Leaves many, closely spaced, distichous; blade deep green, with purplish red spots, elliptic-oblong, 8–10 × 5–6 mm, apex acute Inflorescence from near apex of stem, subumbellate, 5- or 6-flowered; peduncle suberect, 6–11 mm, upper part enlarged, base with or tubular sheaths; floral bracts green, with purplish red spots, ovate-triangular, 1–1.3 mm; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers yellowish green Dorsal sepal elliptic, concave, ca 2.2 × 1.2 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals ± oblique, oblong, ca as large as dorsal sepal Petals oblong, smaller than sepals; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile spreading, reniform, ca × 2.5 mm, margin and adaxial surface densely white hairy, with an olive central cushion, apex subtruncate and emarginate; hypochile straight, nearly parallel to ovary, subcylindric, 2.8–3 EPIDENDROIDEAE mm tall, ca mm in diam., slightly narrowed at middle, apex rounded Column ca 0.5 mm; anther cap narrowed into a beak at apex Fl Aug ● On tree trunks at forest margins; ca 1000 m NE Guizhou 20 Gastrochilus ciliaris F Maekawa, J Jap Bot 12: 92 1936 缘毛盆距兰 yuan mao pen ju lan Stems creeping, to 10 cm, with many leaves Leaf blade abaxially with brown spots, ovate-elliptic to oblanceolate, 0.8– 2.5 × 0.4–0.5 cm, fleshy, leathery, apex acute or apiculate Inflorescence subumbellate, ca 1.2 cm, 3- or 4-flowered; floral bracts small, ca mm; pedicel and ovary 3–4 mm Flowers yellowish green, with brown spots abaxially Sepals similar, elliptic, 2.7–3 × 1–1.3 mm, concave, apex obtuse or acute Petals rhombic-elliptic, 2.4–2.7 × ca 1.3 mm; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile triangular, ca mm wide, ciliate, adaxially very sparsely pubescent; hypochile nearly subglobose, ca mm tall Column ca mm, stout Fl unknown On trees in forests; ca 1800 m C Taiwan [Japan] 21 Gastrochilus linii Ormerod, Taiwania 47: 242 2002 金松盆距兰 jin song pen ju lan Gastrochilus flavus T P Lin, Native Orchids Taiwan 3: 95 1987, not (J D Hooker) Kuntze (1891); G raraensis Fukuyama var flavus S S Ying Stems often less than cm Leaves distichous, closely spaced; blade grayish green abaxially, green adaxially, elliptic or oblong, ca × 0.8 cm, apex acute Inflorescence subumbellate, 3–7-flowered; peduncle ca cm; pedicel and ovary ca 1.2 cm Flowers yellow, with brown spots Sepals and petals similar, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 5–5.5 × 2.5–3 mm, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reflexed, white, deltoid, ca × 5.5 mm, margin and adaxial surface with white hairs, with a yellow central cushion, apex obtuse; hypochile conic, slightly laterally compressed, ca mm tall, laterally shallowly grooved, slightly attenuate and obtuse at tip, ± curved Column short Fl May ● On trunks of Pinus trees; ca 2000 m C Taiwan 22 Gastrochilus sinensis Z H Tsi, Bull Bot Res., Harbin 9(2): 23 1989 中华盆距兰 zhong hua pen ju lan Stems repent, 10–20 cm or more, ca mm in diam., slender Leaves distichous, well spaced, very shortly petiolate; blade green, with purple-red spots, elliptic or oblong, 1–2 × 0.5–0.7 cm, apex acute and with short awns Inflorescences or 3, subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle ca cm, slender, upper part enlarged; floral bracts ovate-triangular, ca mm; pedicel and ovary yellowish green, with purplish red spots, ca mm Flowers small, widely opening, yellowish green, with purplish red spots Dorsal sepal subelliptic, concave, 4–5 × ca 2.5 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals slightly oblique, oblong, ca as large as dorsal sepal, abaxially ± carinate Petals subobovate, 497 slightly smaller than sepals, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reniform, ca 2.5 × 4–5 mm, margin and adaxial surface densely shortly hairy, with a central cushion, apex broadly emarginate; hypochile subconic, ± laterally compressed, 3.5–4 mm tall, ca mm in diam., apex obtuse-rounded and slightly bent forward, densely hairy near entrance Column ca mm; anther cap narrowed toward apex Fl Oct ● On tree trunks in forests, on rocks along valleys; 800–3200 m N Fujian, NE Guizhou, NW Yunnan, NW Zhejiang 23 Gastrochilus raraensis Fukuyama, Bot Mag (Tokyo) 48: 441 1934 红松盆距兰 hong song pen ju lan Saccolabium raraense (Fukuyama) S Y Hu Stems creeping, usually 2–15 cm, slender Leaves many, distichous; blade yellowish green, often with red speckles on both surfaces, oblong to lanceolate, 1.5–2.6 × 0.4–0.7 cm, apex acute and often with short awns Inflorescence subumbellate, 3–7-flowered; peduncle short, 8–10 mm; floral bracts ca mm; pedicel and ovary 5–6 mm Flowers small, not widely opening, yellowish to yellowish green, with purplish blue spots near base of sepals and petals Sepals similar, subelliptic, 3.5–4.5 × 1.7– 2.5 mm, apex obtuse Petals subobovate, shorter than sepals, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile nearly suborbicular or reniform, 2–3 × 3–4 mm, adaxially densely white barbate, with a yellow glabrous central cushion, apex rounded or slightly emarginate; hypochile subconic, ± laterally compressed, 3.5–4.5 mm tall, ca mm in diam., with narrowed tip and bent forward Column very short; anther cap narrowed at apex Fl Jan–Feb ● On tree trunks in coniferous forests; 1500–2200 m Taiwan The record of the Japanese species Gastrochilus toramanus (Makino) Schlechter in the first edition of Fl Taiwan (5: 1001 1978) was based on the synonymization of G raraensis within that species 24 Gastrochilus matsudae Hayata, Icon Pl Formosan 9: 116 1920 [“matsudai”] 宽唇盆距兰 kuan chun pen ju lan Saccolabium matsudae (Hayata) Makino & Nemoto Stems creeping, elongate, slender Leaves distichous; blade narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, ca × 0.4–0.6 cm, fleshy, base cuneate, apex acute Inflorescence subumbellate, 3- or 4-flowered; peduncle ca cm; pedicel and ovary 4–5 mm Flowers yellowish green, with a few brown spots Sepals similar, obovate-oblong or subelliptic, concave, 4.5–6 × 3–3.7 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse Petals similar to sepals, slightly smaller; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reflexed, suborbicular or flabellate, ca × 6–7 mm, adaxially densely white pubescent, with a yellow central cushion, apex rounded and retuse; hypochile parallel to epichile, distinctly bent forward, subconic, ± laterally compressed, 3–4.8 mm tall, 2–3.8 mm in diam Column ca mm Fl Jan– Feb ● On tree trunks in forests; ca 1000 m S Taiwan EPIDENDROIDEAE 498 25 Gastrochilus hoi T P Lin, Native Orchids Taiwan 3: 103 1987 [“hoii”] 何氏盆距兰 he shi pen ju lan Stems prostrate, 4–10 cm, slender Leaves distichous; blade oblong to lanceolate, 2–2.1 × 0.7–0.9 cm, base narrowed, apex acute Inflorescence subumbellate, 2–4-flowered; peduncle short; floral bracts ovate, ca mm; pedicel and ovary ca cm Flowers yellowish green, sometimes with brown spots Dorsal sepal elliptic, 4–5 × ca mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, 4–5 × 2.5–3 mm, apex acute Petals elliptic, ca × mm; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile recurved, reniform, 3–5 × 6–8 mm, adaxially with dense white hairs, with a green central cushion, apex emarginate; hypochile straight, conic, slightly flattened, ca 4.5 mm tall, ca mm in diam., obtuse at tip Column very short Fl Jan–Feb ● On tree trunks in coniferous forests; 2000–2500 m Taiwan 26 Gastrochilus formosanus (Hayata) Hayata, Icon Pl Formosan 6(Suppl.): 78 1917 台湾盆距兰 tai wan pen ju lan Saccolabium formosanum Hayata, J Coll Sci Imp Univ Tokyo 30(1): 336 1911; Gastrochilus formosanus var shaoyaoi (S S Ying) S S Ying; G nebulosus Fukuyama; G quercetorum Fukuyama; G rupestris Fukuyama; S nebulosum (Fukuyama) S Y Hu; S quercetorum (Fukuyama) S Y Hu; S rupestre (Fukuyama) S Y Hu; S shaoyaoi S S Ying Stems often prostrate, to 37 cm, ca mm in diam., slender, often branched, internodes ca mm Leaves many, distichous; blade green, sometimes with purple-red spots on both surfaces, oblong or elliptic, 1.5–3 × 0.4–0.8 cm, slightly fleshy, apex acute or bifid, with an abaxial awn Inflorescence subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle often 1–1.5 cm; floral bracts triangular, 1–2 mm, membranous; pedicel and ovary pale yellow, with purplish red spots, 1–1.5 mm Flowers yellowish, with purplish speckles or irregular blotches Dorsal sepal concave, elliptic-oblong, 4.8–7 × 2.5–4 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely oblong, similar in size to dorsal sepal, apex obtuse Petals oblanceolate, 4–5 × 2.8–3 mm, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile white, broadly triangular or nearly suborbicular, 2.2–3.2 × 7–9 mm, adaxially with a yellow densely papillate-hairy cushion, margin entire or slightly dentate-undulate, apex subtruncate or rounded; hypochile subcupular, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam Column ca 1.5 mm; anther cap narrowed toward apex Fl throughout year ● On tree trunks in forests; 500–2500 m N Fujian, W Hubei, S Shaanxi, Taiwan Material of this species was treated by T S Liu and H J Su (Fl Taiwan 5: 1001 1978) as Gastrochilus matsuran (Makino) Schlechter, a species restricted to Japan and Korea 27 Gastrochilus saccatus Z H Tsi, Guihaia 16: 149 1996 四肋盆距兰 si lei pen ju lan Stems creeping, 3–9 cm, ca mm in diam., sometimes branched, internodes 4–5 mm Leaves many, distichous; blade elliptic, 1–1.8 × 0.4–0.7 cm, apex acute and slightly 3-lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle ca mm, slender, upper part slightly enlarged, with sheaths at base; floral bracts ovate-triangular, small, ca mm; pedicel and ovary ca mm Dorsal sepal elliptic, ca 4.8 × 2.8 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals slightly oblique, oblong, ca × 2.6 mm, apex obtuse Petals oblanceolate, ca × 2.6 mm, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile recurved, reniform or reniform-triangular, ca 2.7 × mm, margin and adaxial surface densely shortly hairy, with a central cushion extending to hypochile, apex obtuse; hypochile straight, subglobose or cupular, ca mm tall, ca mm in diam., outside 4ridged, apex rounded Column short; anther cap ca mm, narrowed toward apex Fl unknown ● Yunnan 28 Gastrochilus gongshanensis Z H Tsi, Guihaia 16: 149 1996 贡山盆距兰 gong shan pen ju lan Stems creeping, ca 14 cm, ca mm in diam., internodes 4–5 mm Leaves many, distichous; blade oblong, 1.5–1.6 × ca 0.6 cm, apex acute and slightly 3-lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, often 2-flowered; peduncle ca cm, upper part enlarged, lower part with cupular sheaths; floral bracts ovatetriangular, ca 1.5 mm Dorsal sepal subelliptic, concave, ca × mm, 1-veined, apex obtuse; lateral sepals oblong, ca × 2.3 mm, 1-veined, apex obtuse Petals subobovate, ca 4.5 × 2.5 mm, 1-veined, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reniform, ca 2.5 × mm, margin and adaxial surface densely shortly barbate, with a central cushion, apex rounded and broadly emarginate; hypochile nearly subglobose, ca mm tall, ca 2.5 mm in diam Column ca mm; anther cap narrowed and beaked at apex Fl unknown ● On rocks in forests; ca 3200 m NW Yunnan 29 Gastrochilus nanchuanensis Z H Tsi, Guihaia 16: 149 1996 南川盆距兰 nan chuan pen ju lan Stems creeping, 4–7 cm, ca mm in diam., internodes 4– mm Leaves many, distichous; blade green, with purple-red spots, ovate or elliptic, 1.3–1.6 × 0.6–0.9 cm, apex acute and 3lobed Inflorescence subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 5–7 mm, lower part with cupular sheaths; floral bracts ovate, ca mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary ca mm Flowers yellow, with purplish red spots, not widely opening Sepals similar, elliptic, concave, ca 4.2 × 3.5 mm, apex obtuse Petals similar to sepals, ca 4.1 × 2.9 mm, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile nearly suborbicular or reniform, ca × mm, adaxially densely shortly hairy, with a central cushion extending to hypochile, apex subtruncate and deeply 2-lobed; hypochile subconic, dorsiventrally compressed, ca 3.3 mm tall, ca 4.2 mm in diam., apex rounded Column very short; anther cap narrowed and beaked at apex Fl Dec ● On tree trunks in dense forests; ca 1200 m Chongqing (Nanchuan) EPIDENDROIDEAE 499 186 HOLCOGLOSSUM Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 4: 285 1919 槽舌兰属 cao she lan shu Jin Xiaohua (金效华); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, epiphytic, monopodial, small to moderate-sized Stems enclosed by persistent leaf sheaths, rooting mostly from base or lower part Leaves many, distichous, terete, subterete, or broadly subterete, fleshy, adaxially channeled, jointed and dilated into sheathing base Inflorescences axillary, racemose, few to many flowered; rachis usually purple; floral bracts much shorter than pedicel and ovary Flowers usually opening widely Sepals subsimilar, dorsally usually ± carinate; lateral sepals often slightly larger, oblique Petals similar to dorsal sepal; lip saccate or spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect beside entrance of spur, spotted; mid-lobe rather larger, often narrowed and with appendages at base; spur often cylindric and curved, attenuate toward tip, interior usually hispid papillose Column short, thick, winged, with a very short but distinct foot; rostellum distinct, sometimes reduced, bilobed; pollinia 2, waxy, globose, porate, attached by a common, short, linear stipe to a broad viscidium Twelve species: mainly in China, extending to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and NE India; 12 species (seven endemic) in China 1a Leaves broadly subterete, 5–10 mm wide H amesianum 1b Leaves terete or subterete, 2–3(–4) mm wide 2a Spur broadly saccate; mid-lobe of lip with an incurved margin, concave or shallowly cucullate at base H subulifolium 2b Spur cylindric to hornlike; mid-lobe of lip flat, not concave nor cucullate at base 3a Mid-lobe of lip entire or nearly entire, with fleshy and thickened callus at base; spur 7–8(–12) mm 4a Plants erect; inflorescence 6–10-flowered H rupestre 4b Plants pendulous or slanting; inflorescence 1–3-flowered 5a Flowers very small (sepals 9–10 × 4–5 mm, petals ca × mm), spur unornamented inside 11 H sinicum 5b Flowers medium to large, spur hispid papillate inside 6a Leaves 4–8.5 cm × 3–4 mm; floral bracts 5–8 mm H flavescens 6b Leaves 20–30 cm × ca mm; floral bracts ca mm 7a Mid-lobe of lip semicircular 10 H weixiense 7b Mid-lobe of lip rhombic 12 H nujiangense 3b Mid-lobe of lip with a denticulate or undulate margin, with crested lamellae at base; spur (8–)12–20 mm 8a Spur cylindric, not narrowed toward end; mid-lobe of lip ca × as long as spur H wangii 8b Spur narrowed toward end; mid-lobe of lip nearly as long as spur 9a Mid-lobe of lip suborbicular, purple H kimballianum 9b Mid-lobe of lip ligulate to obovate-rhombic, white 10a Lateral lobes of lip entire; mid-lobe obovate-rhombic; column foot indistinct H quasipinifolium 10b Lateral lobes of lip bilobed, with lobules; mid-lobe ligulate; column foot distinct, 1.5–2 mm 11a Mid-lobe of lip ca × as long as wide, lower lobule of lateral lobe triangular H omeiense 11b Mid-lobe of lip ca × as long as wide, lower lobule of lateral lobe ovate H lingulatum Holcoglossum amesianum (H G Reichenbach) Christenson, Notes Roy Bot Gard Edinburgh 44: 255 1987 大根槽舌兰 da gen cao she lan Vanda amesiana H G Reichenbach, Gard Chron., ser 3, 1: 764 1887 Plants ascending Stems 2–5 cm, rooting at base Leaves 4–7, nearly basal; blade broadly subterete, 9–30 cm × 5–10 mm, fleshy, adaxially channeled or ± conduplicate, acute Inflorescence ascending, 23–25 cm, several flowered; peduncle to 15 cm, 4–5 mm in diam., with 2–4 short sheaths; floral bracts ovate, 3–4 mm, obtuse Flowers thinly textured, sepals and petals white with pinkish midvein, lip with deep purple-red ridges above, anther cap white; pedicel and ovary whitish, 3–5 cm Dorsal sepal elliptic, ca 15 × 10 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely ovate-elliptic, ca 15 × 11 mm, obtuse Petals oblanceolate, ca 14 × mm, base contracted, apex obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes ascending, ovate-triangular, ca × mm, ± adnate to base of column, obtuse; mid-lobe reniform-orbicular, ca 10 × 14 mm, base with an erect square appendage at spur entrance, margin denticulate, apex retuse; spur narrowly conic, ca × 3–4 mm, obtuse and slightly curved backward at tip Column ca mm, thick; anther cap narrowed and truncate at apex Fl Dec–Mar 2n = 38 Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1200– 2000 m S and W Yunnan [India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam] Holcoglossum subulifolium (H G Reichenbach) Christenson, Notes Roy Bot Gard Edinburgh 44: 255 1987 凹唇槽舌兰 ao chun cao she lan Vanda subulifolia H G Reichenbach, Flora 69: 552 1886; Holcoglossum auriculatum Z J Liu, S C Chen & X H Jin; V watsonii Rolfe Plants ascending Stems 2–20 cm Leaves often 3–5; blade nearly subterete, 5–14 cm × ca mm, fleshy, adaxially channeled, apex acute Inflorescence ascending, arching, ca 14 cm, several flowered; floral bracts ovate, ca mm Flowers 500 EPIDENDROIDEAE opening widely, white, thinly textured, lateral lobes of lip brownish yellow, tinged with pale purple, mid-lobe with yellowish brown ridges, anther cap pale yellow; pedicel and ovary white, tinged with purple, 2–3 cm Dorsal sepal suboblong, ca 17 × mm, base contracted, apex acute; lateral sepals falcateoblong, ca 19 × mm Petals oblong-lanceolate, slightly smaller than dorsal sepal; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, triangular, acute; mid-lobe broadly triangular, ca 12 × 10 mm, concave or shallowly cucullate, base with ridges, margin incurved, undulate and irregularly denticulate; spur conic, 2–3 mm, obtuse Column 4–5 mm, foot very short; anther cap slightly narrowed toward apex Fl Mar–May Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1300– 2200 m SW Hainan, SE Yunnan (Malipo) [Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam] Holcoglossum kimballianum (H G Reichenbach) Garay, Bot Mus Leafl 23: 182 1972 管叶槽舌兰 guan ye cao she lan Vanda kimballiana H G Reichenbach, Gard Chron., ser 3, 5: 232 1889; Holcoglossum saprophyticum (Gagnepain) Christenson; V saprophytica Gagnepain Plants ascending Stems short to slightly elongate Leaves often or 5; blade terete, 30–60 cm × 3–4 mm, fleshy, adaxially channeled, apex acuminate Inflorescence nodding, 10–28 cm, laxly many flowered; floral bracts broadly ovate, ca mm, obtuse Flowers large, opening widely, thinly textured, sepals and petals white, sometimes tinged with pale purple, lip purple or white heavily striped with purple, lateral lobes brownish, spur and column white; pedicel and ovary 3–3.5 cm Dorsal sepal elliptic, ca 23 × mm, base contracted into a short claw, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely ovate-falcate, ca 27 × 10 mm, obtuse Petals similar to dorsal sepal; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, somewhat ovate-lanceolate, oblique, abruptly contracted near middle, apical half linear-lanceolate and curved; mid-lobe suborbicular, ca 1.6 cm, adaxially with or basal lamellae, margin ± erose, apex retuse; spur ± arcuate, cylindric, ca 1.5 cm, attenuate toward tip Column ca mm; anther cap narrowed at apex Fl Oct–Nov 2n = 38 Epiphytic on tree trunks or rocks in forests; 1000–1700 m S Yunnan [Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, NW Vietnam] Holcoglossum quasipinifolium (Hayata) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 4: 285 1919 槽舌兰 cao she lan Saccolabium quasipinifolium Hayata, Icon Pl Formosan 2: 144 1912 Plants ascending Stems ca cm Leaves 6–10; blade subterete, 7–10 cm × ca mm, adaxially channeled; basal sheaths equitant Inflorescence axillary, 6–10 cm, usually 1–5flowered; peduncle 4–6 cm, with or tubular sheaths; floral bracts ovate, usually 6–7 mm Flowers opening widely, white, tinged with pink and slightly spotted with brownish red on midvein of sepals and petals, tinged yellowish brown on lateral lobes of lip; pedicel and ovary ca 2.5 cm Dorsal sepal obovateoblong, 10–16 × 4–6 mm, dorsally carinate, base contracted, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely oblong or falcate-oblong, 12–17 × 6–8 mm, dorsally carinate, base contracted, apex acute Petals slightly oblique, oblong-elliptic, 10–16 × 6–8 mm, dorsally slightly carinate, base contracted, apex obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, 5–6 mm; mid-lobe obovate-cuneate, 13–16 × 7–8 mm, with 5–7 crested lamellae near base, apical margin ± denticulate, apex truncate and retuse; spur cylindric, 1.2–1.8 cm × ca mm, narrowed toward tip, sometimes bent forward Column ca mm Fl Feb–Apr ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in mixed or coniferous forests; 1800– 2800 m Taiwan Holcoglossum omeiense X H Jin & S C Chen, Kew Bull 59: 633 2005 峨眉槽舌兰 e mei cao she lan Plants ascending or arching Stems 2–30 cm Leaves many; blade terete, 6–20 cm × ca mm, slender, fleshy, adaxially channeled, apex acute Inflorescences 1–10-flowered; rachis flexuous; floral bracts ovate, ca mm Flowers white, veins usually reddish or pinkish, fully opening; pedicel and ovary ca cm Sepals and petals slightly twisted; dorsal sepal obovateoblong, ca 12 × mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals falcate-oblong obtuse, ca 15 × mm, oblique at base Petals oblong, ca 12 × mm, base contracted, apex obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes ca mm, erect, bilobulate, lower lobule triangular; mid-lobe oblong-ligulate, 13–20 × 7–9 mm, spreading, with 3– crested basal lamellae, apical margins undulate or crenulate; spur conic-cylindric, 16–20 mm, usually rigid, narrowed toward tip, ± bent forward Column 5–6 mm, foot ca mm Fl Sep– Oct ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests; 700–1000 m SC Sichuan (Emei Shan) Holcoglossum lingulatum (Averyanov) Averyanov, Konsp Sosud Rast Fl Vetnama 1: 110 1990 舌唇槽舌兰 she chun cao she lan Holcoglossum kimballianum (H G Reichenbach) Garay var lingulatum Averyanov, Bot Zhurn (Moscow & Leningrad) 73: 426 1988; H tangii Christenson Plants ascending or arching Stems 2–20 cm, ca mm in diam Leaves many, often twisted at base and ± secund; blade terete, 10–19 cm × 2–3 mm, slender, fleshy, adaxially channeled, apex acute Inflorescence shorter or nearly as long as leaves, 1–6-flowered; peduncle and rachis slender; rachis flexuous; floral bracts deflexed, ovate, ca mm Flowers white, often slightly spotted with reddish brown, opening widely; pedicel and ovary 2–2.5 cm, ovary 5- or 6-ribbed Sepals and petals slightly twisted; dorsal sepal obovate-oblong, ca 13 × mm, base contracted, apex obtuse; lateral lobes falcate-oblong or obliquely ovate-oblong, ca 13 × mm, obtuse Petals oblong, ca 12 × 4.5 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, ca mm, unequally bilobulate, lower lobule ovate; mid-lobe from deep gap of front wall of spur, spreading, ligulate, 12–15 × 3–5 mm, with or crested basal lamellae, apical margin undulate or crenulate, apex obtuse and retuse or shallowly bilobed; spur funnel-shaped, ca cm, EPIDENDROIDEAE 501 usually rigid, narrowed toward tip, sometimes ± bent forward Column ca mm, foot ca 1.5 mm Fl Oct–Jan 2n = 38 Math.-Naturwiss Kl 62: 241 1925; ?Holcoglossum tsii T Yukawa Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests; 1000–1300 m NW Guangxi, SE Yunnan [NW Vietnam] Plants erect Stems ca cm, base with many roots to 50 cm Leaves many; blade terete, 12–28 cm × 2–2.5 mm, fleshy, acuminate Inflorescence ascending, 5–10 cm, 2–10-flowered; peduncle with several ovate sheaths; rachis soft, slender; floral bracts persistent, ovate, ca cm Flowers opening widely, ca cm in diam., sepals and petals white, lip with yellowish callus at base; pedicel and ovary 2.5–3.5 mm Dorsal sepal subelliptic, ca 12 × mm, obtuse; lateral lobes slightly oblique, oblong, ca 12 × mm, dorsally carinate, apex obtuse Petals subovateelliptic, ca 10 × 5.5 mm, obtuse-rounded; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, subobovate, slightly unequally bilobulate; mid-lobe ovate, 11–12 × ca mm, with or small crested basal appendages, margin ± undulate, apex rounded; spur bent forward, nearly cylindric, ca × mm, narrowed toward tip, acute Column ca mm, slightly enlarged toward apex Fl Jun 2n = 38* Holcoglossum wangii Christenson, Lindleyana 13: 123 1998 筒距槽舌兰 tong ju cao she lan Stems ca cm Leaves several, nearly basal; blade subterete, 30–58 cm × ca mm, fleshy Inflorescence ca cm, 3– 5-flowered; rachis purple; floral bracts ovate, ca mm Flowers white, lateral lobes of lip yellow, spotted with purple; pedicel and ovary ca 3.3 cm Dorsal sepal oblong, ca 20 × mm, obtuse; lateral sepals oblique, elliptic, ca 23 × 10 mm, base clawed and ± twisted, apex obtuse Petals elliptic-oblong, ca 28 × 10 mm, base twisted and clawed, apex obtuse; lip spurred, 3lobed; lateral lobes erect, unequally bilobulate; mid-lobe oblong-elliptic, ca 18 × 15 mm, with 3–5 basal lamellae; spur cylindric, 8–10 mm Column ca mm Fl Oct–Dec 2n = 38* Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 800– 1200 m SW Guangxi, SE Yunnan [N Vietnam] Holcoglossum flavescens (Schlechter) Z H Tsi, Acta Phytotax Sin 20: 441 1982 短距槽舌兰 duan ju cao she lan Aerides flavescens Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg 19: 382 1924; Papilionanthe flavescens (Schlechter) Garay; Saccolabium yunpeense Tang & F T Wang Stems 1–2 cm, with several leaves Leaves nearly basal, distichous; blade subterete, 4–8.5 cm × 3–4 mm, fleshy or thickly leathery, adaxially broadly channeled or ± conduplicate, apex acute Inflorescence suberect or arching, 3–5 cm, 1–3flowered; floral bracts slightly reflexed, broadly ovate, 5–8 mm Flowers opening widely, white, tinged with yellow, lateral lobes of lip with brownish purple stripes, callus yellow, column striped purplish red on either side, anther cap white; pedicel and ovary ca 1.7 cm Dorsal sepal elliptic, 9–12 × 4.5–6 mm, base slightly contracted, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely oblong, 13–14 × 5–6 mm, dorsally ± carinate, apex obtuse Petals elliptic, 9–12 × 4.2–5.5 mm, obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, subovate or ovate-triangular, obtuse; mid-lobe broadly ovate-rhombic, 6–8 × ca mm, margin slightly undulate, apex obtuse-rounded or sometimes emarginate, with a broadly ovate-triangular basal callus; callus strongly thickened, centrally channeled; spur bent forward, horn-shaped, ca mm, narrowed toward tip Column ca mm, winged, foot ca mm; rostellum large Capsule ellipsoid, 2–3 cm × 6–7 mm Fl Mar– May, fr Aug–Sep 2n = 38* ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1200–2700 m N Fujian, SW Hubei, SW Sichuan, N Yunnan Holcoglossum rupestre (Handel-Mazzetti) Garay, Bot Mus Leafl 23: 182 1972 滇西槽舌兰 dian xi cao she lan Vanda rupestris Handel-Mazzetti, Anz Akad Wiss Wien, ● Epiphytic on Quercus in mixed forests; 2000–2400 m NW Yunnan 10 Holcoglossum weixiense X H Jin & S C Chen, Syst Gen Holcoglossum, 94 2003 维西槽舌兰 wei xi cao she lan Plants pendulous Stems 1–2 cm, rooting at base Leaves many, nearly basal; leaf blade subterete, 10–30 cm × 1.5–2 mm, fleshy, acuminate Inflorescence short, 1–5-flowered; floral bracts ovate, ca mm Flowers white, slightly tinged with pink, lip lateral lobes with purple stripes adaxially; pedicel and ovary ca cm Dorsal sepal elliptic, ca 10 × mm, subobtuse; lateral sepals oblique, similar to dorsal sepal, ca 15 × mm Petals spatulate, ca 11 × mm, obtuse; lip attached to end of column foot, immovable, spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, triangular, base extending to column foot; mid-lobe semicircular, ca 10 × 12 mm, entire, with a strongly thickened basal callus, its sides swollen and forming ridges; spur ca mm, narrowed toward end, inside papillate Column ca mm, foot ca mm Fl May–Jun 2n = 38* ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved forests along valleys; 2500–3000 m NW Yunnan 11 Holcoglossum sinicum Christenson, Notes Roy Bot Gard Edinburgh 44: 255 1987 中华槽舌兰 zhong hua cao she lan Plants pendulous Stems very short Leaves many, nearly basal; blade subterete, 10–20 cm × ca mm, fleshy, acute Inflorescence very short, 1–3-flowered; floral bracts ovate, ca mm Flowers opening widely, white, lip callus yellow Dorsal sepal elliptic, ca × mm, obtuse; lateral sepals slightly oblique, subelliptic, ca 10 × mm, obtuse Petals similar to dorsal sepal, ca × mm, obtuse; lip spurred, 3lobed; lateral lobes erect, ovate-triangular, ca mm wide, base decurrent and adnate to column foot, apex obtuse; mid-lobe subrhombic, ca mm wide, with a basal callus, margin entire, apex rounded; spur narrowly conic, ca mm Column erect, ca mm, foot ca mm; stipe linear, tapering; viscidium EPIDENDROIDEAE 502 irregularly square, wider than stipe Capsule cylindric, ca 1.3 cm × mm, 6-ribbed Fl May, fr Jun–Aug 2n = 38* ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in Alnus or Quercus forests; 2600–3200 m N Yunnan 12 Holcoglossum nujiangense X H Jin & H Li, Nordic J Bot 25: 127 2008 怒江槽舌兰 nu jiang cao she lan Plants pendulous Roots white, terete, ca mm in diam Stems 1–2 cm Leaves subterete, 20–30 cm × ca 1.5 mm, apex acuminate Inflorescence lateral, 1–5-flowered; peduncle ca cm; floral bracts ovate, ca mm Flowers fully opening, white; pedicel and ovary ca cm Dorsal sepal erect, elliptic, ca 1.4 × mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals oblique, narrowly elliptic, ca 1.3 × mm Petals narrowly ovate, ca 1.2 × mm; lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, triangular, adaxially with red stripes; midlobe broadly rhombic, ca × mm, entire, obtuse, with a yellow fleshy callus at its base; spur funnel-shaped, curved forward, 6–10 mm Column white, ca mm, foot ca mm; viscidium narrowly suborbicular Fl Apr–May 2n = 38* ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in evergreen broad-leaved forests; 2500–3000 m W Yunnan 187 ASCOCENTRUM Schlechter ex J J Smith, Bull Jard Bot Buitenzorg, sér 2, 14: 49 1914 鸟舌兰属 niao she lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Ascolabium S S Ying Herbs, epiphytic, small, monopodial Stems short or sometimes ± elongate, enclosed in leaf sheaths, rooting at nodes near base Leaves several to many, usually distichous, either nearly lorate with conduplicate basal half and praemorse apex, or subterete and deeply channeled above, jointed and sheathing at base Inflorescences axillary, racemose, erect or spreading, usually many flowered Flowers small, opening widely Sepals and petals similar; lip firmly adnate to base of column, immovable, 3-lobed, spurred; lateral lobes suberect, small, usually adnate to column; mid-lobe larger, oblong, porrect or decurved, base often with thickenings at spur entrance; spur slender, usually rather long, unornamented inside Column short, footless; rostellum short, 2-lobed; pollinia 2, waxy, globose, cleft, attached by a common, short, linear stipe to a broad viscidium About five species: from the Himalayas to Indonesia and the Philippines; three species (one endemic) in China 1a Leaves flat, 10–15 mm in diam A ampullaceum 1b Leaves terete, 1.5–5 mm in diam 2a Stems 9–20 cm; leaves usually 30–50 cm; lip white A himalaicum 2b Stems 1.5–2 cm; leaves 3–8 cm; lip pink A pumilum Ascocentrum ampullaceum (Roxburgh) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 1: 975 1913 Ascocentrum himalaicum (Deb, Sengupta & Malick) Christenson, Notes Roy Bot Gard Edinburgh 44: 256 1987 鸟舌兰 niao she lan 圆柱叶鸟舌兰 yuan zhu ye niao she lan Aerides ampullacea Roxburgh, Fl Ind., ed 1832, 3: 476 1832; Gastrochilus ampullaceus (Roxburgh) Kuntze; Oeceoclades ampullacea (Roxburgh) Lindley ex Voigt; Saccolabium ampullaceum (Roxburgh) Lindley Saccolabium himalaicum Deb, Sengupta & Malick, Bull Bot Soc Bengal 22(2): 213 1968; Holcoglossum himalaicum (Deb, Sengupta & Malick) Averyanov; H junceum Z H Tsi Stems erect, 1–4 cm, stout Leaves usually or 4, nearly basal; leaf blade abaxially ± tinged reddish, adaxially yellowish green with purplish red spots, narrowly oblong, 5–20 × 1–1.5 cm, flat, conduplicate in basal half, thickly leathery, apex praemorse Inflorescences often 2–4, erect, 5–7 cm, shorter than leaves, many flowered; peduncle and rachis pale vermilion; floral bracts ovate-triangular, ca mm, acute Flowers uniformly deep pinkish red, opening widely, 1.5–1.8 cm in diam., anther cap and pollinia purplish; pedicel and ovary pale vermilion, 13–15 mm Sepals and petals broadly ovate, 7–9 × 4–6 mm, obtuse; lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, subtriangular, very small, obtuse; mid-lobe narrowly oblong, or ligulate, 6–7 × 1–2 mm, apex obtuse to acute, base with calli at spur entrance; spur pale, cylindric, 8–9 × ca 2.5 mm, apical half ± curved and slightly dilated Column ca mm, thick Fl Apr–May 2n = 38 Plants pendulous Stems 9–24 cm, 5–8 mm in diam., upper part with 3–5 leaves Leaf blade terete, 35–50 × 0.1–0.2 cm, fleshy, channeled adaxially, apex acute Inflorescences often or 2, supra-axillary, racemose, 4–9 cm, several to 11-flowered; rachis ca cm; floral bracts reflexed, ovate, ca mm, membranous Flowers ca cm, not opening widely, sepals and petals reddish, lip white; pedicel and ovary ca 1.3 mm Sepals and petals elliptic, 4–5 × 2–2.3 mm, dorsally carinate, apex obtuse; lateral sepals slightly broader; lip spurred, 3-lobed, ecallose; lateral lobes erect, ca × 1.5 mm, rounded; mid-lobe spreading, subobovate-cuneate, 3–4 × 2–2.3 mm, adaxially with longitudinal central veins, apex subtruncate; spur upcurved and falcate, cylindric, 1.3–1.5 cm × ca mm, obtuse Column ca mm, thick Capsule fusiform, 3–4 cm × 5–7 mm Fl Nov, fr Dec–Jan 2n = 38, 57 Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1100– 1500 m S and SE Yunnan [Bhutan, India (including Andaman Islands), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand] Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; below 1900 m SW and W Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar] EPIDENDROIDEAE Ascocentrum pumilum (Hayata) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 4: 285 1919 尖叶鸟舌兰 jian ye niao she lan Saccolabium pumilum Hayata, Bot Mag (Tokyo) 20: 77 1906; Ascolabium pumilum (Hayata) S S Ying Stems erect, 1.5–2 cm, 2–3 mm in diam., usually with 5–7 leaves Leaves distichous; leaf blade green or sometimes brownish green, terete, 3–8 cm × 1.5–3 mm, fleshy, channeled above Inflorescence axillary, erect, to cm, 3–10-flowered; peduncle and rachis slender; floral bracts lanceolate or ovate- 503 lanceolate, 3.5–5 mm, membranous Flowers small, not opening widely, pink, lip lateral lobes yellowish, spur greenish, tinged with purple, column red; pedicel and ovary 6–10 mm Sepals and petals similar, oblong-lanceolate, 4–7 × 2–3 mm, obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, yellowish, suborbicular, ca mm; mid-lobe ovate, 4–5 × 3–4 mm, acute or apiculate; spur nearly parallel to ovary, straight, cylindric, 5–6 × ca 0.5 mm Column ca mm Fl Dec–Feb 2n = 38* ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1000–2000 m Taiwan 188 PENKIMIA Phukan & Odyuo, Orchid Rev 114: 330 2006 心启兰属 xin qi lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Chenorchis Z J Liu, K W Liu & L J Chen Herbs, epiphytic, monopodial, small Stems rather short, enclosed in leaf sheaths, rooting near base Leaves many, distichous, subterete and channeled above, jointed and sheathing at base Inflorescence from basal portion of stem, racemose, many flowered Flowers small Sepals and petals somewhat similar; lip adnate to base of column, immobile, 3-lobed, spurred; lateral lobes from both lower sides of mid-lobe; spur cylindric, unornamented inside Column short, footless; rostellum large, subsquare, conspicuously broader than column; pollinia 2, waxy, each with a distinct caudicle attached to subterminal portion of a common linear stipe; viscidium subelliptic, slightly broader than stipe One species: China, NE India Penkimia may be related to Ascocentrum and Holcoglossum Chenorchis singchii was described as a new genus and species by Liu et al (Acta Ecol Sin 28: 2433–2444 Jun 2008) Its holotype (Yunnan: Tengchong, Wuhe, 1650 m, 16 Feb 2008, Z J Liu 3862, NOCC) is from the same area as the first Chinese gathering of P nagalandensis (Yunnan: Tengchong, Wuhe, 2000 m, 15 Mar 2007, X H Jin 8923, PE) reported five months after the publication of Chenorchis by Jin and Fan (Acta Bot Yunnan 30: 531–532 Oct 2008) Penkimia was described as a new genus in 2006 and therefore has priority Penkimia nagalandensis Phukan & Odyuo, Orchid Rev 114: 331 2006 心启兰 xin qi lan Chenorchis singchii Z J Liu, K W Liu & L J Chen Stems erect or ascending, 2–2.5 cm × 3–4 mm, with 2–6 leaves Leaves fleshy; blade 2–18 cm × 2.5–3.5 mm Inflorescences or 2, arching or pendulous, 3–4.5 cm, with 2–10 flowers; rachis clavate, 2–3 mm thick; floral bracts ovate, 2.5–3 mm, membranous Flowers purple-red, tinged with yellowish or pale yellow, not fully opening; pedicel and ovary 6–8 mm Sepals and petals suboblong to ovate-elliptic, 2.5–3.5 × 1.2–1.7 mm, petals slightly smaller than sepals; lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes ovate-elliptic, 1.7–2 × 0.9–1.1 mm; mid-lobe orbicular, concave, 2–2.5 mm, emarginate at apex; spur cylindric, 2–2.3 mm, parallel to ovary, slightly curved toward end Column ca mm; rostellum ca 1.4 mm wide; pollinia subglobose; caudicles very short; stipe ca 1.3 mm Fl Feb–Mar Epiphytic on tree trunks or branches in broad-leaved forests; 1600–2000 m W Yunnan (Tengchong: Gaoligong Shan) [NE India (Assam)] 189 MICROTATORCHIS Schlechter in K Schumann & Lauterbach, Nachtr Fl Schutzgeb Südsee, 224 1905 拟蜘蛛兰属 ni zhi zhu lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, small, monopodial, epiphytic herbs similar in habit to Taeniophyllum Roots photosynthetic, usually well developed, radiately spreading, stout Stems very short Leaves distichous, small, few, basal, articulate to sheath, sometimes absent or only present in growing season Inflorescences lateral, racemose, gradually elongating; peduncle and rachis narrowly winged; peduncle with many foliaceous persistent sterile bracts; rachis angled, several flowered; floral bracts persistent, alternate, distichous; sterile and floral bracts usually with stipulelike appendages on both sides decurrent to form wings on peduncle and rachis Flowers very small, not opening widely Sepals and petals similar, fused at base forming a short tube; lip entire or 3-lobed, with a subapical introrse bristlelike appendage, base with a short, saccate spur Column short, footless; pollinia 2, waxy, globose, entire, attached by a common stipe to a large viscidium EPIDENDROIDEAE 504 About 47 species: Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines, eastward through New Guinea to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, and other Pacific islands, with the center of distribution in New Guinea; one species in China Microtatorchis compacta (Ames) Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg 10: 209 1911 拟蜘蛛兰 ni zhi zhu lan Taeniophyllum compactum Ames, Orchidaceae 2: 247 1908; Microtatorchis taiwaniana S S Ying Roots 1–3 cm, 0.5–1 mm in diam., radiately appressed to surface of branches Stem abbreviated, with 2–4 small leaves Leaf blade narrowly oblong, oblanceolate, or linear, 5–15 × 1–3 mm, subleathery, acute to acuminate Inflorescences often or 3, erect or ascending, few flowered; peduncle 1.5–2.5 cm, winged, with many sterile bracts; sterile and floral bracts ovate, slightly conduplicate, 2–3 mm Flowers green; pedicel and ovary yellowish green, 1–1.8 mm Sepals and petals 1.4–2 mm, connate at base forming a tube, free apical lobes 1–1.5 mm, triangular-lanceolate, those derived from sepals dorsally carinate and from petals clawed at base; lip including basal spur to mm, broadly ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, basal margin incurved, apex with a reversely hooked linear appendage; spur saccateglobose, ca mm in diam Fl Jan–Feb Epiphytic on trees in coniferous or broad-leaved forests; 1000– 1600 m C Taiwan [Philippines] 190 GROSOURDYA H G Reichenbach, Bot Zeitung (Berlin) 22: 297 1864 火炬兰属 huo ju lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, epiphytic, small, monopodial Stems very short, enclosed in basal leaf sheaths Leaves few to several, basal, distichous, flat, narrowly oblong to lanceolate, jointed and shortly sheathing at base, apex often unequally bilobed Inflorescences lateral, usually shorter than leaves, often many borne simultaneously on a plant; peduncle longer than rachis, slender, both usually prickly-hairy, with or flowers open at a time; rachis usually thickened, rather short; floral bracts persistent Flowers ephemeral, opening widely, to 1.5 cm in diam Sepals and petals free, similar, spreading Petals narrower than sepals; lip movably attached to end of column foot, spurred, ± 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, narrow; mid-lobe often replicate on spur, sometimes with basal lobules on both sides, with a small median tooth, giving a “4-lobed” appearance; spur broad, usually spreading forward, rarely pendulous Column elongate, slender, bent forward at an obtuse angle at stigma base, with a rather long foot; rostellum elongate; pollinia 2, waxy, subglobose, entire, each with a caudicle attached by a common cuneate or triangular-cuneate stipe to a small triangular viscidium About ten species: India (Andaman Islands), Myanmar, Thailand, and Indochina to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines; one species in China Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) H G Reichenbach, Xenia Orchid 2: 123 1868 火炬兰 huo ju lan Dendrocolla appendiculata Blume, Bijdr 289 1825; Sarcochilus hirtulus J D Hooker Stem inconspicuous Leaves usually 3–6, basal; leaf blade falcate-oblong, 7–10 × 1.4–1.9 cm, somewhat fleshy, base attenuate, apex acute and unequally bilobed Peduncle and rachis densely minutely black hispid; peduncles 2–5, 3–4 cm; rachis laxly 2- or 3-flowered; floral bracts ovate-triangular, very small, fleshy, abaxially hairy Flowers small, yellow with brown spots; pedicel and ovary ca mm Sepals ovate-oblong, ca × mm, acute; lateral sepals: basal 2/3 of width adnate to column foot Petals oblong, ca × mm, obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, narrowly oblong, ca mm, rounded and curved backward; mid-lobe with a very small apical lobule and erect basal lobules; basal lobules parallel to lateral lobes, but shorter and broader; spur ca mm, almost continuing line of column foot Column ca mm, winged, foot ca 0.5 mm Fl Aug Epiphytic on tree trunks in evergreen broad-leaved forests C and W Hainan [India (Andaman Islands), Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam] 191 TUBEROLABIUM Yamamoto, Bot Mag (Tokyo) 38: 209 1924 管唇兰属 guan chun lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, epiphytic, small, monopodial Stems short, enclosed in leaf sheaths Leaves few, linear-falcate or strap-shaped, flat, jointed and sheathing at base Inflorescence lateral, often pendulous, racemose, rather long, few to many flowered, a few flowers open at once or all open together; peduncle short; rachis terete, sometimes clavate, fleshy, sulcate; floral bracts small Flowers rather short-lived or lasting for ca week, to mm in diam., white, yellowish, or greenish with various purple, brownish purple, or red markings, slightly fleshy Sepals and petals free, spreading; lateral sepals usually larger than dorsal sepal, base adnate to back wall of spur Petals smaller than sepals; lip base firmly connate to base of column, immovable, very fleshy, spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes on either side of spur entrance, very small, toothlike; mid-lobe laterally compressed, very fleshy, with incurved margin; spur often ± laterally compressed, broadly conic, thickly walled, unornamented inside, sometimes with protuberances at its entrance Column short, EPIDENDROIDEAE 505 stout, footless; rostellum short; pollinia 2, waxy, subglobose to ovoid, entire, attached by a common linear stipe to a solitary ovate viscidium Eleven species: India, Thailand, and Peninsular Malaysia, north to Taiwan and the Philippines, south to Indonesia, east to New Guinea, Australia, and the Pacific islands; one species (endemic) in China The genus Tuberolabium has been monographed by J J Wood (Nordic J Bot 10: 481–486 1990) Tuberolabium kotoense Yamamoto, Bot Mag (Tokyo) 38: 209 1924 管唇兰 guan chun lan Saccolabium kotoense (Yamamoto) Yamamoto Stems short, indistinct Leaves 2–7, ± basal; blade oblong or oblong-elliptic, 6.5–16 × 2–4 cm, rather fleshy or thickly leathery, apex obtuse and slightly bilobed Inflorescence pendulous, 10–15 cm, densely many small flowered; peduncle and rachis 4–5 mm in diam.; floral bracts broadly ovate-triangular, 2–3 mm, sometimes denticulate toward apex Flowers white, often tinged with yellow, lip lateral lobes purplish, mid-lobe white with a central purplish patch and purple basal swellings, spur white or pale green, sometimes with purplish stripes or spots, column purplish, rostellum white; pedicel and ovary 5–8 mm Dorsal sepal obovate-elliptic, 4.5–5.5 × 2.2–3 mm, concave, obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely obovate, 5–6 × 2.5–4 mm, obtuse Petals oblong-spatulate, ca × 1.8 mm, obtuse; lip spurred, ca mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, subquadrate, 1– 1.5 cm, obtuse to rounded; mid-lobe thickly fleshy, adaxially slightly depressed at base and with swellings partly covering spur entrance; spur conic, laterally compressed, ca mm Column 1–1.5 mm; rostellum ca 0.3 mm Fl Dec–Feb 2n = 30* ● Epiphytic on tree trunks in thickets S Taiwan 192 PARAPTEROCERAS Averyanov, Bot Zhurn (Moscow & Leningrad) 75: 723 1990 虾尾兰属 xia wei lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, epiphytic, monopodial Stems ascending or sometimes pendulous, short or elongate, enclosed in leaf sheaths Leaves several to many, distichous, flat, jointed and sheathing at base, apex unequally bilobed Inflorescences lateral, arching to pendulous, racemose, several to many flowered; peduncle and rachis ± fleshy Flowers small Sepals free; lateral sepals usually larger, base adnate to column foot Petals often smaller than sepals; lip immovably attached to end of column foot, spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes on both sides of spur entrance, ascending, rather large; mid-lobe ± spreading forward, very small; spur often spreading horizontally, almost continuing line of column foot, ± laterally compressed, narrowed toward tip, thickly walled especially near base of mid-lobe, without appendages inside Column short, thick, with a distinct foot; rostellum short, 2-lobed; pollinia 2, waxy, subglobose, entire, attached by a common broad and flat stipe to a solitary viscidium About five species: mainly in SE Asia; one species in China Parapteroceras elobe (Seidenfaden) Averyanov, Bot Zhurn (Moscow & Leningrad) 75: 723 1990 虾尾兰 xia wei lan Pteroceras elobe Seidenfaden, Bot Tidsskr 65: 149 1969; Tuberolabium elobe (Seidenfaden) Seidenfaden Stems 2–12 cm, 4–5 mm in diam., internodes 5–8 mm Leaves many; leaf blade oblong or falcate-oblong, 6–17 × 1.5– 2.5 cm, acute Inflorescences 2–8, borne opposite leaves, 8–23 cm, laxly many flowered; peduncle and rachis yellowish green, ca mm in diam., longitudinally ribbed; rachis 4–11 cm; floral bracts broadly ovate, ca mm Flowers white, tinged with purplish on lip, spur white with purplish red tip; pedicel and ovary 8–10 mm Sepals and petals thinly textured; dorsal sepal ovateelliptic, ca 4.5 × 2.7 mm, obtuse; lateral sepals obovate, rather large, ca × mm, rounded Petals obovate-elliptic, ca × 2.5 mm, obtuse; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes ascending, suboblong, ca × mm, obtuse; mid-lobe very small, ca 0.4 mm, slightly fleshy, base with calli on both sides; spur conic, ca 2.5 mm, obtuse Column ca mm, foot ca 2.5 mm Fl Jul Epiphytic on tree trunks at forest margins; 1000–1500 m Hainan, S Yunnan [Thailand, Vietnam] 193 PENNILABIUM J J Smith, Bull Jard Bot Buitenzorg, sér 2, 13: 47 1914 巾唇兰属 jin chun lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, epiphytic, small, monopodial Stems short, with a few close leaves Leaves clustered, flat, elliptic to oblong, ± fleshy, base often ± twisted, jointed and sheathing, apex unequally laterally bilobed Inflorescence lateral, racemose, usually rather short, unbranched, with or flowers open at a time, placed in rows; rachis somewhat thickened and complanate; floral bracts distichous Flowers opening successively, lasting or days, white, cream-colored, yellow, or orange, medium-sized Sepals and petals free, similar Petals slightly smaller, margin often dentate; lip adnate to column base, immovable, spurred, 3-lobed, internal callosities absent; lateral lobes either rather large, well developed, and truncate or reduced to small earlike lobes, when present often EPIDENDROIDEAE 506 fimbriate or toothed; mid-lobe large, fleshy and solid or reduced to a small fleshy lobe Column short, slightly dorsiventrally compressed, footless; stigma very large; rostellum long, narrow, 2-lobed; pollinia waxy, 2, subglobose, entire, attached by a common long subcuneate or spatulate stipe to a very small viscidium About ten to 12 species: from India (Assam) through Thailand and Malaysia to Indonesia and the Philippines; one species in China Pennilabium yunnanense S C Chen & Y B Luo, Acta Phytotax Sin 42: 457 2004 巾唇兰 jin chun lan Stems erect, ca cm, with or leaves Leaf blade oblong, 4–6 × 1.3–1.5 cm, base slightly twisted, apex acute and unequally bilobed Inflorescence from base of stem, ± pendulous, ca cm, 2- or 3-flowered; rachis flattened, ca mm; floral bracts distichous, ovate-triangular, ca mm Flowers white, petals with dark purplish red spots inside, especially in basal half, thinly textured; pedicel and ovary ca 11 mm Dorsal sepal oblong-lanceolate, ca 17 × mm, acuminate; lateral sepals falcately oblong-lanceolate, ca as large as dorsal sepal, acuminate Petals oblong-lanceolate, ca 16 × mm, entire, acuminate; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes subspatulate-flabellate, ca × mm, apical margin shortly fimbriate; mid-lobe subligulate, ca × mm, entire, acute; spur cylindric, ca × 1.5 mm, rounded-tipped Column ca mm; stigma large, nearly covering whole front surface of column; anther cap slightly narrowed into a triangular apex; stipe ca 0.8 mm, widened at top; viscidium elliptic, ca 0.4 mm, thick Fl Sep Epiphytic on tea trees; ca 1300 m S Yunnan [NE India, Thailand] Chinese records of Pennilabium proboscideum A S Rao & J Joseph (e.g., in FRPS 19: 435 1999) are referable to P yunnanense 194 MALLEOLA J J Smith & Schlechter, Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 1: 979 1913 槌柱兰属 chui zhu lan shu Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Jeffrey J Wood Herbs, epiphytic, small, monopodial Stems enclosed in basal leaf sheaths, pendulous, elongate or rarely short, sometimes slightly compressed Leaves scattered along stem, several to many, distichous, often flushed with purple-red, oblique, usually narrowly elliptic to oblong, jointed and sheathing at base, apex unequally bilobed Inflorescences 1–3, lateral, ascending or pendulous, mostly shorter than leaves, many flowered Flowers facing in all directions, small, thinly textured Sepals and petals free, spreading; dorsal sepal often cymbiform; lateral sepals and petals flatter Lip firmly attached to column, immovable, with a variably shaped cylindric spur usually with interior ornaments; lateral lobes erect, broadly triangular, short; mid-lobe upcurved or downcurved, usually linear-lanceolate, sometimes conic, very small, usually with a ridge or thickening at base Column hammer-shaped, short, stout, foot absent, often bent backward at apex; anther cap ± dorsal, large, apex narrowed and beaked; pollinia waxy, 2, globose, entire or rarely porate, attached by a common long spatulate stipe that is very broad below pollinia; viscidium very small About 30 species: from Thailand and Vietnam to Malaysia and Indonesia, to the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Pacific islands, with the center of distribution in the Malay Archipelago; one species in China Malleola insectifera (J J Smith) J J Smith & Schlechter (Repert Spec Nov Regni Veg Beih 1: 981 1913; Saccolabium insectiferum J J Smith, Orch Java, 641 1905) was recorded from Hainan (Jianfeng Ling, 500–600 m) by X Q Song, Q W Meng and Y B Luo (Acta Bot Yunnan 31: 32 2009) The present authors could not confirm this because they have not seen the specimen (X Q Song 061219, PE) Malleola dentifera J J Smith, Bull Jard Bot Buitenzorg, sér 3, 9: 191 1927 槌柱兰 chui zhu lan Stems pendulous, slightly flattened terete, 3–10 cm, 3–4 mm in diam., unbranched, internodes 5–10 mm Leaves many; leaf blade narrowly oblong, 4–7.5 × 0.5–1 cm, leathery, unequally bilobed or somewhat praemorse Inflorescences borne opposite leaves, shorter than leaves, many flowered; floral bracts narrowly lanceolate, 1–2 mm Flowers ca mm in diam., sepals and petals pale brownish yellow with crimson stripes, lip purple and white, anther cap purple; pedicel and ovary ca mm Dorsal sepal cymbiform, ovate, ca × mm, acute; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, ca × mm, ± concave Petals oblong, ca × 1.5 mm, acute; lip spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, broadly ovate-triangular, ca × mm, with triangular lobules at apex; distal lobule smaller, with thickened and incurved apical margin; mid-lobe recurved, narrowly lanceolate, fleshy thickened in basal half, narrowed toward apex, with a longitudinal groove from base to middle; spur subconic-oblong, ca × 2–3 mm, narrowed near tip Capsule narrowly ovoid, 1– 1.5 cm × 4–5 mm Fl Jul, fr Aug–Sep Epiphytic on tree trunks in forests; 600–700 m S Hainan, S Yunnan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam] ... actinomophic form of a flower that is normally zygomorphic ORCHIDACEAE petal – any of the whorl of flower parts generally just inside the sepals, usually colorful and showy pollinarium (plural... is actually axillary on a very short terminal internode that is usually concealed by small bracts resupinate – with the pedicel twisted so that the lip is always in the same position (usually at... 4 ORCHIDACEAE Figure 1–7 Flower structure in the Orchidaceae 1–4 Spathoglottis plicata Goodyera procera 6–7 Vanda ORCHIDACEAE Figure 1–6 Examples of flowers in the five subfamilies of the Orchidaceae
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