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

[A-EM]
Ecology

On trees or rocks in tropical deciduous forest; 300–1050 m.

Distribution

Seidenfadenia is monospecific and from Burma, Thailand, and Laos.

Morphology

Schill and Pfeiffer (1977) reported that pollen tetrads of S. mitrata (studied as Aerides mitrata) were convex with laevigate sculpturing and a rounded sexine.

General Description

Epiphytic or lithophytic herbs. Roots stout, basal. Stem covered in sheathing leaf bases. Leaves pendent, semi-terete, sulcate, articulate to sheathing base. Inflorescence axillary, elongate, pendent to suberect, racemose, multiflowered, borne toward basal part of stem below leaves. Flowers resupinate, whitish with purple labellum. Sepals and petals free, subequal or petals smaller, spreading or reflexed. Labellum attached to column base, trilobed, side lobes horn-like, midlobe prominent, flat, callus keeled; spur laterally compressed, semi-lunate from the side, obtuse, callose within. Column fleshy, dilated toward base, clinandrium dorsal; pollinia two, sulcate, stipe linear-spatulate, viscidium prominent; rostellum erect, crest-shaped, bidentate. Capsule fusiform-clavate.

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[A-EM]
Use

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

Native to:

Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

Seidenfadenia Garay appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 203 (1972)

Accepted by

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

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