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Rhomboda lanceolata

Rhomboda lanceolata

Rhomboda lanceolata (Lindl.) Ormerod, Orchadian 11 (1995) 329

Type: Hooker f. s.n. (Khasya, Pomrang) (holo K)


  • Dossinia lanceolata Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 1 (1857) 186
    - Type: Hooker f. s.n. (Khasya, Pomrang) (holo K)
  • Macodes lanceolata (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 1 (1858) 226
  • Hetaeria lanceolata (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 30 (1874) 142
  • Anoectochilus pomrangianus Seidenf., Dansk Bot. Ark. 32, 2 (1978) 41 (as nom. nov.)
  • Odontochilus pomrangianus (Seidenf.) Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Suppl. 3 (1995) 115
  • Adenostylis luzonensis Ames, Orchidaceae 2 (1908) 57, fig.
    - Type: Bur. Sci. (Quisumbing) 78918 cult. (Day) (holo AMES)
  • Anoectochilus luzonensis (Ames) J.J.Wood, Kew Bull. 41 (1986) 815
  • Rhomboda luzonensis (Ames) Ormerod, Orchadian 11 (1995) 332
  • Zeuxine luzonensis (Ames) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45 (1911) 394
  • Zeuxine luzonensis (Ames) Ames, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 5 (1938) 100 (isonym)
  • Adenostylis vanoverberghii Ames, Philipp. J. Sci., C, 8 (1913, publ. 1914) 408
    - Type: Vanoverbergh 1490 (holo AMES; iso BO, L 2x, NY)
  • Hetaeria bantaengensis J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10 (1928) 5
    - Type: Bünnemeijer 12367 (Celebes, Mt. Bataeng) (holo L)
  • Rhomboda bantaengensis (J.J.Sm.) Ormerod, Orchadian 11 (1995) 333
  • Odontochilus hatusimanus Ohwi & Koyama, Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus., Tokyo n. s. 3 (No. 41) (1957) 272, fig. 3, pl. 41
    - Type: Hatusima 19859 (Japan, Kyushu, Ohsumi Prov., Takakuma Expder. For. of Kagoshima Univ.) (holo KAG)

Slender or robust terrestrial herb, to 20 cm tall. Leaves more or less rosulate, with a large, scarious sheath, between the sheath and the blade with a short, thin petiole; blade ovate-lanceolate, acute, 2-5.5 by 1.4-2.6 cm. Inflorescence pubescent. Peduncle-scales lanceolate-oblong, acute, 1 cm long. Floral bracts lanceolate, acute, sparsely pubescent. Flowers 10-12 or more, in a lax raceme. Ovary 1 cm long, glabrous, sessile. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved, acute, 0.5 cm long; median sepal cohering with the petals. Petals oblong, 0.5 by 0.25 cm, apex obliquely truncate, narrowed at the base, 1-nerved, the nerve running close to the posterior margin. Lip at the base saccate or strongly concave, constricted above the middle, at the apex dilated into a broadly obtriangular blade, minutely apiculate; from the middle of the basal sac with a raised crest that ends in a callus; at the base of the sac on either side with a stalked fleshy appendage; margin of the sac membranous-winged.
(After Ames, 1908, as Adenostylis luzonensis Ames)

Leaves with a whitish midvein. Sepals brownish to brownish pink, petals whitish.

Terrestrial in montane forest.

Malesia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Philippines), Thailand, NE India, Bhutan, Japan.

Tanah Papua; Papua New Guinea. See map


  • Smith, J.J., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, Suppl. 3 (1941) t. 150, fig. III, as Hetaeria bantaengensis J.J.Sm.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Cranichideae
  • Subtribe Goodyerinae
  • Genus Rhomboda
  • Species Rhomboda lanceolata

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Rhomboda lanceolata

Rhomboda lanceolata (Lindl.) Ormerod, as Hetaeria bantaengensis J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, based on Bünnemeijer 12367

Rhomboda lanceolata

Rhomboda lanceolata (Lindl.) Ormerod, as Adenostylis vanoverberghii Ames, herbarium sheet, Vanoverbergh 1490 (isotype specimen L)

Rhomboda lanceolata

Rhomboda lanceolata (Lindl.) Ormerod, as Adenostylis vanoverberghii Ames, herbarium sheet, Vanoverbergh 1490 (isotype specimen L)