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Hemiorchis Kurz
J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 42: 108, t. 8 (1873)

Description:
     Small, rhizomatous herbs with fleshy rhizomes without storage tubers. Inflorescence a rather lax raceme, terminal on a separate leafless shoot; bracts caducous, each subtending 1 flower; bracteole absent; flowers yellow or red; calyx tubular, 3-lobed; corolla tube of about the same length as the calyx; lateral staminodes petaloid, obovate to suborbicular, arising at same level as the petals, but somewhat shorter; labellum concave, entire, ovate, wider than the staminodes; filament short, not exceeding the petals, anther recurved, crest absent. Capsule globose or fusiform, dehiscence unknown; seeds with short, white aril. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 488)

Geographical Distribution:
     Found in the central to eastern Himalaya and Myanmar.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Comprises three-four species.

Hemiorchis rhodorrhachis K. Schum.
Hemiorchis burmanica Kurz

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