Stachyphrynium K. Schum.
Pflanzenreich IV. 48: 45-49 (1902); Holttum, Gard. Bull. Singapore 13: 275-279 (1951).
Rosulate plants. Inflorescence simple or a sparsely branched synflorescence, florescences ± coarsely spiciform, spathes distichous, persistent. Cymule brachyblastic, interphyll present or absent, bracteoles absent. Sepals 1/3 the length of the corolla tube or (usually) much shorter; corolla tube solid, twice the length of lobes or longer; outer staminodes 2, petaloid; ovary with 3 ovulate locules. Fruit dehiscent, seeds arillate. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 288)
India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia
About ten species. The distinctiveness of the genus was doubted by Holttum, but the very long-tubed flowers with short, triangular, membranous sepals seem to be a good distinctive character.
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