Stereosandra

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Stereosandra
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Stereosandra

Species:
S. javanica
Binomial name
Stereosandra javanica
Synonyms[1]
  • Stereosandra pendula Kraenzl.
  • Stereosandra javanica var. papuana J.J.Sm.
  • Stereosandra koidzumiana Ohwi
  • Stereosandra liukiuensis Tuyama

Stereosandra is a genus of leafless orchids native to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia), the range extending north to Yunnan, Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands, and also eastward to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Samoa. These are myco-heterotrophic orchids, lacking chlorophyll, obtaining nutrients from fungi in the soil instead.

As of June 2014, only one species is recognized: Stereosandra javanica.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 207, 肉药兰属 rou yao lan shu, Stereosandra Blume, Mus. Bot. 2: 176. 1856.
  3. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 527 ff. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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