Plant Diversity ›› 2007, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (04): 393-394.

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Four Newly Recorded Species of Orchidaceae from Yunnan, China

JIN Xiao-Hua1 , LI Heng2 , LI De-Zhu2   

  1. 1 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093 , China ; 2 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China
  • Received:2006-11-27 Online:2007-08-25 Published:2007-08-25
  • Contact: JIN Xiao-Hua

Abstract: Cheirostylis thailandica , Listera brevicaulis, Pholidota recurva and Sunipia annamensis are recorded for the first time in China . Cheirostylis thailandica is characterized by its petals with recurved tips and non-adnate to dorsal sepal , two green spots at the base of epichile, non-fringed lobules and stylids slightly longer than rostellum arms . Listera brevicaulis differs from all its allies by having very short stem with its leaves prostrate on the ground , bilobed lip with its lobelets recurved and meeting underneath. Pholidota recurva is characterized by its cylindrical and superposed internodes, secund
flowers and emarginated-tipped lip. Sunipia annamensis is easily distinguished from its relatives by its inflorescence much longer than leaves and fleshy , broadly cordate lip with upcurved edges .

Key words: Cheirostylis thailandica

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