(pronounced: loo-DISS-ee-ah)


Cranichideae subtribe Goodyerinae

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Trailing terrestrials. Stems succulent, rooting at the base, with the apices erect. Leaves petiolate, velvety, with contrasting colored venation. Inflorescences erect, terminal racemes. Flowers asymmetric. Sepals and petals free, the dorsal sepal and petals appressed forming a hood, the lateral sepals divergent. Lip saccate at the base, twisted, with the apex transversely lobed. Column club-shaped, twisted; pollinia 2, sessile on a common viscidium.


A monotypic genus widespread from Southeast Asia to Indonesia.

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