Rhynchanthus Hook. f.
Bot. Mag. ad t. 6861 (1886); R.M. Sm., Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 38: 13-17 (1980).
Low herbs with tuberous rhizome. Inflorescence terminal on the leafy shoot; bracts large, each sub-tending 1 sessile flower; bracteole small, tubular; flowers yellowish to red; calyx tubular, split down 1 side, apically 2-lobed; corolla tube long, lobes short, erect; lateral staminodes absent; labellum reduced to a small tooth at base of the filament or absent; filament long-exserted, petaloid, boat-shaped, narrowed at apex, anther without connective crest; ovary 3-locular, ovules with cup-shaped aril. Capsule unknown. (From Kubitsky, et al., pp. 491-92)
Found in Myanmar to S China.
Comprises six species.
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