Thecostele

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Thecostele
Thecostele alata flower.jpg
Thecostele alata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Cymbidiinae
Genus: Thecostele
Rchb.f.
Species: T. alata
Binomial name
Thecostele alata
(Roxb.) C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.
Synonyms[1]
  • Cymbidium alatum Roxb.
  • Thecostele zollingeri Rchb.f.
  • Collabium wrayi Hook.f.
  • Thecostele maculosa Ridl.
  • Pholidota elmeri Ames
  • Thecostele wrayi (Hook.f.) Rolfe
  • Thecostele elmeri (Ames) Ames
  • Thecostele poilanei Gagnep.
  • Collabium annamense Gagnep.
Plate 147 from H. G. Reichenbach (1874), Xenia orchidacea - vol. 2

Thecostele is a monotypic genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) and of subtribe Cymbidiinae.[2] The only species in the genus is Thecostele alata, first described as Cymbidium alatum by the Scottish botanist William Roxburgh in 1832. It was transferred to the genus Thecostele in 1874 by the English botanist Charles Samuel Pollock Parish and the German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach.[1] It is native to tropical Asia and is found in northeastern India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Two species formerly recognized in this genus (T. secunda and T. maingayi) were transferred to the new genus Thecopus by the Danish botanist Gunnar Seidenfaden in 1983, a decision supported by the number of pollinia and shape of the column.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thecostele". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Pridgeon, A.M.; Cribb, P.; Chase, M.W.; Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two). New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 80–82. ISBN 9780198507130. 
  3. ^ Pridgeon, A.M.; Cribb, P.; Chase, M.W.; Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two). New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 77–79. ISBN 9780198507130. 

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