AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Subtribe Epipogieae Schltr. Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Mus. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 571. 1926.

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.