AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Chauliodon Summerh., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 11: 163 (1943).
Description:
Leafless herbs. Roots elliptic or circular in cross-section. Stem up to 2.5 cm long, 0.3 mm in diameter. Inflorescence up to 25 cm long, unbranched, few-flowered. Flowers resupinate, brownish rose. Sepals reflexed, oblong. Petals tapering to tip. Labellum transversely elliptic, strongly cochleiform, with a tooth-like callus in front of spur mouth; spur elongate, geniculate in middle, the apical part deflexed. Column upcurved and broadest across apex, hammer-like; anther incumbent; pollinia two, porate, attached by a simple oblanceolate or spatulate tegula, viscidium horseshoe-shaped; rostellum triangular, acute or subacute.
Species:

Chauliodon deflexicalcaratum (De Wild.) L.Jonss. W. & WC. Trop. Africa

Distribution:
W. & WC. Trop. Africa
References:
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (1999). Genera Orchidacearum 1. Oxford Univ. Press. Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2001). Genera Orchidacearum 2. Oxford Univ. Press. Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3. Oxford Univ. Press. Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart, WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 12.03-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/