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Distichochlamys M.F. Newman
Edinb. J. Bot. 52: 65 (1995).

     Small herbs forming dense tufts of few-leaved shoots. Inflorescence terminal, arising in the center of the radical leaves; bracts distichous, each subtending a few-flowered cincinnus; bracteole tubular, with 2 keels; flowers white and yellow; calyx tubular, 3-lobed; corolla tube slender, exserting the bracts; lateral staminodes elliptic; labellum somewhat longer than the staminodes, spreading, obtriangular, 2-lobed; filament short, anther crest small, entire; ovary 3-locular, ovules many. Capsule unknown. 2n = 26. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 486)

Geographical Distribution:
     Found in Vietnam.

Phylogeny and Classification:
     Closely related to Scaphochlamys, from which it is distinguished by the distichous bracts and tubular bracteoles.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Two species, D. citrea M.F. Newman and D. rubrostriata Kress & Rehse.

Distichochlamys rubrostriata W.J. Kress & T. Rehse
Distichochlamys citrea M.F. Newman
Drawing of Distichochlamys rubrostriata by Alice Tangerini.

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