Coeloglossum

Hartman

Handb. Skand. Fl., 329. 1820.

Common names: Frog-orchis long-bracted orchid
Etymology: Greek koilos, hollow, and glossa, tongue
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 580. Mentioned on page 496.

Herbs, perennial, rather succulent. Roots both slender and palmately divided tuberoids, fascicled, fleshy. Stems leafy. Leaves several, alternate, ascending to recurved, not petiolate; blade obovate to oblanceolate to lanceolate, base sheathing. Inflorescences terminal, spicate racemes, lax to rather dense; floral bracts prominently exserted, foliaceous, often large. Flowers few-to-many, resupinate; lip notched to 3-lobed; lateral lobes prominent, middle lobe reduced, base elongated into short, saccate to scrotiform spur; pollinaria 2; pollinia 2; viscidia enclosed within membrane; stigmas 2-labiate, concave. Fruits capsules, ascending, ellipsoid.

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

"elongated" is not a number.

... more about "Coeloglossum"
self-pollination +
Charles J. Sheviak +  and Paul M. Catling +
Hartman +
saccate +  and scrotiform +
indehiscent +
not +  and articulate +
conduplicate +  and plicate +
obovate +  and oblanceolate +
Frog-orchis +  and long-bracted orchid +
Circumpolar +
Greek koilos, hollow, and glossa, tongue +
3-merous +, sessile +  and pedicellate +
lateral +  and terminal +
not petiolate +
cauline +  and basal +
reduced +
notched +  and 3-lobed +
larger +
differing in form and color +
1-many-flowered +  and cymose +
pendent +  and erect +
Handb. Skand. Fl., +
aerial +  and subterranean +
slender +
minute +
free +, distinct +, adnate +  and connate +
foliaceous +
not +  and alike +
pendent +  and erect +
proliferous +
thickened +  and stout +
Coeloglossum +
Orchidaceae (tribe Orchideae) subtribe Orchidinae +
aquatic +, lithophytic +, terrestrial +  and epiphytic +
saprophytic +, photosynthetic +  and mycotrophic +