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Genus Styloglossum

Genus Styloglossum

Genus Styloglossum Breda, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Asclep. t. [7] (1827).

Genus Styloglossum

IN PREPARATION

Floral bracts usually caducous. Flowers glabrous.


Genus Styloglossum contains c. 50 species distributed from India, mainland southeast Asia, Malesia, thePacofic Islands to Samoa; in New Guinea 13 species.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Undetermined
  • Subtribe Collabiinae
  • Genus Styloglossum

KEY TO THE SECTIONS OF GENUS STYLOGLOSSUM IN NEW GUINEA

Lip usually 3-lobed, or pandurare or 2-lobed == Genus Styloglossum section Styloglossum
Lip undivided, rather short.== Genus Styloglossum section Rhodochilus


Genus Styloglossum in New Guinea contains 13 species and 2 varieties:

Styloglossum aquamarinum
Styloglossum caulescens
Styloglossum cruciatum
Styloglossum habbemense
Styloglossum hololeucum
Styloglossum inflata
Styloglossum lancilabre
Styloglossum leucosceptrum
Styloglossum leucosceptrum var. bisubulifera
Styloglossum longifolium
Styloglossum rhodochilum
Styloglossum rhodochilum var. reconditiflorum
Styloglossum stella
Styloglossum ventilabrum
Styloglossum versteegii


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Genus Styloglossum

Styloglossum rhodochilum (Schltr.) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb, inflorescence, photo National Capital Botanic Garden, Port Moresby, collected in the Torricelli Mountains, PNG