Campylocentrum

Bentham

J. Linn. Soc., Bot.18: 337. 1881

Etymology: Greek kampylos, crooked, and kentros, spur, alluding to the floral lip with a long, slender, sharply curved spur
Basionyms: Todaroa A. Richard & Galeotti Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3, 3: 28. 1845,
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 619. Mentioned on page 494, 621, 622.
Herbs, epiphytic, monopodial. Roots velamentous, glabrous. Stems rhizomatous, very reduced [elongate]. Leaves early deciduous (“leafless species”), articulate, minute [persistent, distichous, leathery]. Inflorescences axillary, spikes [racemes], often secund. Flowers more than 12, distichous, resupinate [not resupinate], small to minute; sepals and petals connivent with spreading apices, distinct; lip distinct and free, basally spurred, margins entire or lobed; column very short; clinandrium prominent, truncate; anther terminal, operculate; pollinia 2, globose, waxy, hard, attached to 1 or 2 filiform stipes; stigma entire; rostellum deeply notched; ovary sessile [pedicellate]. Fruits capsules.

Distribution

Distribution values could not be resolved to valid regions

North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, tropical South America.

Discussion

Species 40–45 (1 in the flora).

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Campylocentrum"
AuthorJames D. Ackerman +
AuthorityBentham +
BasionymsTodaroa +
DistributionNorth America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America + and tropical South America. +
EtymologyGreek kampylos, crooked, and kentros, spur, alluding to the floral lip with a long, slender, sharply curved spur +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Publication titleJ. Linn. Soc., Bot. +
Publication year1881 +
Referencetodzia1980a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 1266.xml +
Taxon familyOrchidaceae +
Taxon nameCampylocentrum +
Taxon parentOrchidaceae tribe Vandeae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 26 +