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Nanochilus K. Schum.
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 341, tab. V: C-D (1899); R.M. Sm., Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 38: 13-17 (1980).

     Rhizomatous herbs. Inflorescence congested, terminal on the leafy shoot; bracts present, flowers borne singly on the inflorescence axis; bracteole tubular; flower color unknown; calyx tubular, split down 1 side, 3-dentate; corolla tube narrow, shorter than calyx; lateral staminodes petaloid, over 2cm long, shorter than the petals, linear, fused to the filament; labellum considerably reduced, linear, less than 1 cm long; stamen about as long as the petals, filament much longer than the anther, fleshy, margins incurved holding the style, anther with a very short crest; ovary imperfectly 3-locular. Capsule somewhat fleshy, subglobose, dehiscence unknown; seeds unknown. (From Kubitsky, et al., p. 491)

Geographical Distribution:
     N. palembanicum is found in Sumatra.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Only one or two species.

Common Names, Uses and Notes:
     N. palembanicum is sometimes seen as N. palembanicus

Drawing of Nanochilus palembanicum K. Schum. (from Engl. Jahrb. XXVII (1899))

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