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A new Tasmanian terrestrial orchid.


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Nicholls, WH (1932) A new Tasmanian terrestrial orchid. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 13-14. ISSN 0080-4703

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A slender, moderately hairy species, with the habit of Cal. Patersonii, R. Br.; leaf hairy, linear-lanceolate, channelled; flowers 1.2; yellowish with crimson veinings and darker filamentous-glandular caudre to the segments; caudre about 4.5 cm. long; ovary covered with dense glandular hairs; lateral sepals and petals narrow-lanceolate, spreading, pendant; with three narrow longitudinal, central lines; sepals and petals about equal in length, petals narrower than the sepals; dorsal sepal erect, incurved; labellum erect, on a small movable claw, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, yellowish with pale, diffused crimson veinings; tip wholly dark crimson, lower part of lamina erect, with entire margins, then deeply fringed; anterior margins serrulated; apex produced into a long, tapering filamentous-glandular process, fully twice as long as the broad portion of •lamina (total length of labellum, 3.5-4 cm.) ; calli fleshy, slender, clavate, golfstick type, in 6 rows, forward calli short and stout, not extending beyond the bend; five conspicuous longitudinal ridges continuing from between the rows of calli towards the tip; column erect, incurved about 1-3 cm. long, widely Winged above; 2 yellow sessile glands at the base; anther With a short point.

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. 13-14
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 02:43
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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