Beloglottis

Schlechter

Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 37: 364. 1920

Etymology: Greek (Latinized) belos, arrow, and glotta, tongue, possibly alluding to sagittate lip
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 522. Mentioned on page 499.
Herbs, terrestrial, sympodial. Roots fasciculate, fleshy, villous. Stems solitary, erect, rhizomatous, short. Leaves several, basal, petiolate; blade not articulate, involute when immature, margins entire. Inflorescences terminal, racemes, erect, scapose, laxly to densely flowered, slender. Flowers resupinate; perianth tubular; sepals subparallel, distinct or connate at base, apex spreading; lateral sepals with oblique, subdecurrent base; petals parallel and adnate to dorsal sepal; lip clawed, blade white with central green stripe, canaliculate, sagittate, 3-lobed, lateral lobes rounded, midlobe elongate-rounded, margins finely denticulate, lateral margins adnate to sides of column; column short, clinandrium inflated; stigmas 2, adjacent; rostellum erect, 2-lobed, 2-cleft, or 2-dentate, short; anther ovate, concave, base slightly cordate, apex acute; pollinia 4, clavate, soft, mealy; viscidium narrowly elliptic. Fruits capsules, erect, ellipsoid.

Distribution

Tropical and subtropical regions, North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.

Discussion

Species 10 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Facts about "Beloglottis"
AuthorJames D. Ackerman +
AuthoritySchlechter +
DistributionTropical and subtropical regions +, North America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America + and South America. +
EtymologyGreek (Latinized) belos, arrow, and glotta, tongue, possibly alluding to sagittate lip +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Publication titleBeih. Bot. Centralbl. +
Publication year1920 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 1063.xml +
Taxon familyOrchidaceae +
Taxon nameBeloglottis +
Taxon parentOrchidaceae (tribe Cranichideae) subtribe Spiranthinae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 26 +