AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Tribe Epipogieae Parl. Fl. Ital. 3: 383. 1858.

Description:

Leafless saprophytes. Inflorescence terminal Flowers medium-sized, non-resupinate. Lip deeply spurred.

Gynostemium massive, arcuate. Both lateral stigma lobes near the base of the gynostemium. Receptive surface large, shield-like, flat.

Rostellum truncate, bent forward, producing a single sticky viscidium. Anther incumbent, movable.