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Paracautleya R.M. Sm.
Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 35: 367, Fig. 1 (1977)

Description:
     Acaulescent, rhizomatous herbs. Inflorescence terminal, arising in the center of a tuft of radical leaves; bracts green, apex recurved, each subtending 1 flower; bracteole absent; flowers yellow; calyx tubular; corolla tube short; lateral staminodes petaloid, oblong; labellum conspicuous and pendulous, about as long as the staminodes, obovate, 2-lobed; filament broad, anther versatile, crest minute, basally spurred; ovary incompletely 3-locular, ovules basal. Capsule subglobose, probably irregularly dehiscent; seeds with entire aril. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 485)

Geographical Distribution:
     Its one species, P. bhatii R.M. Sm., is known only from the type locality in India, Kanara Province.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Only one species, P. bhatii R.M. Sm., which is considered to be a part of the genus Curcuma by some taxonomists.

Paracautleya bhatii R.M. Sm.

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