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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.
Paraphalaenopsis labukensis Shim, A.L.Lamb & C.L.Chan

[A-EM]
Ecology

Paraphalaenopsis denevei is found in lowland riverine forests below 300 m elevation. Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua occurs in swamp and lowland forests, where it is occasionally found growing on rocks. Paraphalaenopsis laycockii and P. labukensis Shim, A.L.Lamb & C.L.Chan grow in forests as epiphytes at elevations up to 1000 m.

General Description

Pendent epiphytic or rarely lithophytic herbs. Stem unbranched, leafy. Leaves few, pendent, coriaceous, terete, with a longitudinal groove along their length, acute. Inflorescence axillary, racemose, unbranched, subclavate, spreading horizontally, few-flowered; peduncle and rachis terete. Flowers resupinate, with spreading perianth; pedicel terete, elongate, usually longer than floral segments; bracts triangular- ovate, cucullate, shorter than ovary. Sepals free, spreading, oblanceolate to elliptic, the laterals oblique. Petals spreading, oblanceolate. Labellum porrect, firmly attached to column foot, clawed at base, trilobed, lacking a spur, with a lobed, raised callus between side lobes, midlobe porrect or slightly deflexed, broadening at tip, side lobes erect on either side of column. Column terete-clavate, with a foot; anther-cap obovoid, pollinia two, deeply cleft, stipe broadly spatulate, viscidium subcircular-cordate; stigma a ventral cavity; rostellum bifid. Ovary six-ridged, rarely angular.

Distribution

Paraphalaenopsis is a genus of four species endemic to Borneo.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Paraphalaenopsis; it is frequently cultivated and used in hybridization.

Native to:

Borneo

Paraphalaenopsis A.D.Hawkes appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
12610.000
13745.000

First published in Orquídea (Rio de Janeiro) 25: 212 (1963)

Accepted by

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

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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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