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Rogers, Richard Sanders (1931) A contribution to the orchidology of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 105-106. ISSN 0080-4703

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Slightly hairy, very slender, about 6.5-15 cm. high, a cylindrical sheath at the base. The leaf incomplete in my specimens, narrow linear, almost glabrous, a1pparently rather long. Flowers 1-3; pedicels slender, rather long, subtended by a narrow acute bract. Segments of perianth somewhat similar, dusky and glandular-hairy on the outer side; lateral sepals spreading, elliptical, acute, about 1.2-1.5 cm. long, 4 mm. wide, 5-7-veined; dorsal sepal erecto-incurved, slightly concave, about 1.1-1.2 cm. long, 3 mm. wide, subacute, lanceolate; p·etals, acute, spreading, 5-nerved, a:bout 1.1-1.2 cm. long, 2.5 mm. wide. Labellum clawed, nearly equal in length to the column, transv·ersely barred, 3- lobed; lateral lobes large rounded entire or slightly notched anteriorly, middle lobe triangular 1:ecurvEd with pectinate or denticulate margins; -caili in 4 rows, linear, bent, be-coming s~orter towards the apex. Golumn ereeto-incurved, rather Widely winged above, transversely barred. Anther shortly mucronate.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 105-106
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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