(pronounced: pel-ah-tan-THAYR-ee-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Monopodial epiphytes. Stems elongate, vining, often branching, rooting along its length. Leaves alternate, distichous. Inflorescences axillary, subsessile, congested racemes. Flowers intricate, rigidly fleshy. Sepals and petals subsimilar, free, spreading. Lip three-lobed, with variously developed internal ornamentation including a transverse frontwall callus, a larger backwall callus, and a longitudinal partition within the sac. Column short, stout, with linear-filiform stylidia lateral to the anther; pollinia 4 in two unequal pairs, the viscidium complex, transverse, +/- rectangular.


A genus of six species from Nepal to Sumatra.

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Haager, J. R. 1993. Some new taxa of orchids from Southern Vietnam. Orchid Digest 57(1):39-44.