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Haniffia Holttum
Gard. Bull. Singapore 13: 123 (1950).

     Herbs up to 80 cm with rather thin rhizome. Stems few to many-leaved; leaves with short ligule. Inflorescence on separate leafless shoots, peduncle very short; flowers single or in few-flowered cincinni, subtended by thin closely spaced bracts; bracteole absent; flowers white with a violet to white labellum; calm tubular; corolla tube long; lateral staminodes rather narrow, narrowly elliptic; as long as or longer than petals; labellum obovate, 2-lobed; filament short, anther with a short rounded crest; ovary incompletely 3-locular. Capsule unknown. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 483)

Geographical Distribution:
     Found on the Malay Peninsula and in south Thailand.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Comprises two species.

Haniffia albiflora K. Larsen & J. Mood
Haniffia albiflora K. Larsen & J. Mood

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