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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to S. Central China and W. Malesia.
Sarcoglyphis thailandica Seidenf.

[A-EM]
Distribution

Sarcoglyphis includes 12 species distributed from India, China, and Burma south and east to the Indonesian Archipelago.

Ecology

Species are epiphytes in primary, riverine, lowland, and hill forests at 100–1000 m.

General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Stem few-leaved. Leaves distichously arranged, ligulate, flat, unequally bilobed, with sheathing base, articulate, duplicate. Inflorescence arising from lower portion of stem, axillary, pendent, branched or unbranched, many-flowered. Flowers resupinate. Sepals and petals free, similar. Petals usually smaller and narrower than sepals. Labellum rigidly adnate at base to column, spurred, trilobed, lateral lobes suberect; spur subconical, inside septate and with a callus on back wall. Column without foot; clinandrium low; anther cap semi-globose, apex beaked, pollinia four, appearing as two almost equal pollen masses, waxy, compressed-globular, separate, each attached to a common long stipe through a caudicle at a right angle, viscidium ovate; stigma suborbicular; rostellum raised, laterally compressed, helmet-like in side view, with a longitudinal furrow along its edge into which stipe and dorsally positioned pollinia recline.

[A-EM]
Use

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

Native to:

Assam, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Sarcoglyphis Garay appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 200 (1972)

Accepted by

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

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