Caulokaempferia K. Larsen
Bot. Tidsskr. 60: 166 (1964); K. Larsen & R.M. Sm., Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 31: 287-295 (1972).
Small, delicate herbs with well developed pseudostems, terrestrial or epilithic. Inflorescence terminal on the leafy shoot, few-flowered, flowering from apex to base; bracts distichous, narrowly elliptic, free or marginally adnate to the rachis, each subtending 1-few flowers; bracteoles usually split to the base and entire, or absent; flowers white or yellow; calyx tubular, not deeply split; corolla tube long, narrow, straight or curved; lateral staminodes large, petaloid, as long as petals; labellum larger than the staminodes, ± orbicular, entire or 2-lobed, spreading to concave; filament short, anther crest conspicuous, often recurved; ovary 3-locular. Capsule fleshy, irregularly dehiscent by 1 broad slit; seeds with short hairs and no aril. 2n = 20, 24, 42. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 485)
Found in southern tropical Himalaya to S China, southwards on the Indochinese Peninsula to S Thailand.
Ecology and Pollination Biology:
Found mostly in damp environments, among moss, or on rocks in shade along streams.
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