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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[A-EM]
General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Roots from basal part of stem, shortly papillosehairy. Stem elongate, leafy. Leaves distichous, ascending, angular- terete, tapering, acute, with a sheathing base; leaf-sheaths transversely wrinkled. Inflorescence axillary, opposite each leaf, one-flowered. Flower not opening widely. Sepals free, cucullate, obovate-elliptic. Petals narrowly elliptic, acute, porrect. Labellum adnate to base of column, fleshy, trilobed, side lobes erect, acute in front, midlobe porrect, ovate, calli two, near base of midlobe; spur pendent, cylindrical, slightly bidentate at tip, as long as labellum. Column fleshy, terete, lacking a column foot; anther obovoid, pollinia two, globose, each slightly cleft, stipe spatulate, viscidium elliptic. Ovary and pedicel shorter than sepals and petals, terete.

Ecology

Nothing is known of the habitat of the species.

Distribution

Phragmorchis is monospecific and endemic to the Philippines (Luzon).

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Phragmorchis; it is not known to be in cultivation.

Native to:

Philippines

Phragmorchis L.O.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 6: 52 (1938)

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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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0