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

[A-EM]
Distribution

Deceptor is monospecific and endemic to Vietnam.

Ecology

This species is epiphytic in forests at 2000 m.

General Description

Epiphytic herb. Stem elongate, leafy. Leaves ligulate, obliquely obtusely bilobulate, coriaceous, up to 25.0 × 3.1 cm; sheaths imbricate. Inflorescence paniculate (up to 1000 or more flowers), up to 25 cm or more long, branches to 15 cm long, subtended by acute bracts; floral bracts less than 1/8 length of pedicel. Flowers non-resupinate, minute, sepals and petals greenish yellow spotted purple below, labellum white, column white with two purple, basal blotches. Sepals and petals free, acute. Sepals 2 mm long, petals slightly shorter. Labellum broadly attached to column foot and so not motile, obscurely trilobed, saccate, 2 mm long, vertical, with a transverse ridge at base; sac obtuse, globose, ecallose, 2 mm deep, with a ring of hairs around the entrance, with a long tuft of hairs spreading downwards on inside of transverse ridge. Column less than 1 mm high, widening on either side of rostellum, stelidia absent; pollinia four, in two unequal, semi-globular pairs, stipe ligulate, slightly widening below pollinia, length 1.5 times diameter of pollinia, viscidium ovate; rostellum ovate.

[A-EM]
Use

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

Native to:

Vietnam

Deceptor Seidenf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Opera Bot. 114: 361 (1992)

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