Geocharis (K. Schum.) Ridl.
J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 50: 143 (1908); R.M. Sm., Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 43:457-460 (1986).
Low to tall herbs with robust rhizome. Inflorescence lax, terminal on a separate leafless shoot, erect or prostrate; bracts thin, persistent or not, spaced, leaving the axis visible, each subtending 2 flowers; bracteole tubular, persistent or not; flowers yellow, red or white; calyx tubular, long and slender, 3-lobed; corolla tube slender, as long as or longer than calyx; lateral staminodes absent; basal part of labellum and filament connate into a tube above the insertion of the petals, free part of labellum narrow, bifid; filament rather long, broad, more or less boat-shaped, often with lateral teeth just below the anther, crest present; ovary 3-locular. Capsule fleshy, narrowly ellipsoid, ridged or verrucose, dehiscence unknown; seeds with thin, fleshy aril. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 493)
Found in W Malaysia and Sumatra to Borneo and the Philippines.
Comprises about seven species.
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