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Vanoverberghia Merr.
Philipp. J. Sci. Bot. 7: 76 (1912)

Description:
     Tall herbs with robust rhizome. Inflorescence a raceme, terminal on the leafy shoot; bracts conspicuous, each subtending 1 flower; bracteole absent; flowers pink to white; calyx funnel-shaped, 3-dentate; corolla tube shorter than calyx, the lateral petals basally connate to each other and to the labellum; lateral staminodes filiform, 1-1.5 cm long; labellum about as long as the petals, bifid, with linear lobes; filament elongated, enclosing the style, anther with a broad rounded connective, crest absent; ovary 3-locular. Capsule ellipsoid, tardily dehiscent, smooth, with an aniselike smell; seeds without aril. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 490)

Geographical Distribution:
     Secies have been found in the Phillipines and Taiwan.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Consists of two species.

Vanoverberghia sepulchrei Merr.

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