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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.
Hetaeria oblongifolia

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs up to 60 cm. high when flowering, not very rigid, with very slender creeping rhizomatous rootstock, often decumbent at base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variously arranged along stem, frequently with a long petiole arising from the persistent sheathing base, lanceolate, glabrous, soft, thin, varying shades of green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually non-resupinate, less than 1 cm. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Dorsal sepal and petals forming a hood; lateral sepals enclosing the saccate base of lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip concave, shallow, narrowed towards apex, basal part containing various glands and papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, nearly as broad as long, with 2 parallel wing-like keels on the front; anther short; rostellum short and acute, or elongate, or linear-spathulate and obtuse; stigmas 2, convex, occasionally close together.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Zaïre

Hetaeria Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cheek, M. [7813], Cameroon 61667.000
Cheek, M. [10142], Cameroon 61937.000
Mambo, P. [217], Cameroon K000050047
Lighava, M. [41], Cameroon 77437.000
Cheek, M. [5819], Cameroon 77445.000

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 409 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3: 1-358. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bijdr. 409 (1825), as Etaeria
  • F.T.A. 7: 183.
  • corr. Blume, Praef. Fl. Java vii (1828)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bijdr.: 409 (1825), as “ Etaeria ”
  • corr. Bl., Fl. Java: vii (1828)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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