(pronounced: la-SEE-na)


Maxillarieae subtribe Stanhopeinae

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Caespitose epiphytes or lithophytes. Pseudobulbs large, ovoid-globose. Leaves 2--3, plicate. Inflorescences arching to pendent, densely many-flowered, scapose racemes. Flowers fleshy, subglobose. Sepals and petals free, the sepals spreading, the petals cincave-incurved to either side of the column. Lip three-lobed, with 1--2 calli. Column arching, club-shaped, with broad wings; pollinia 2 on an elongate common stipe and small viscidium.


A genus of three species in Mesoamerica.

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