Dienia - Lindley


An Indo-Malesian genus of perhaps one, highly variable species characterized by the lip which is 3-lobed at apex with a basal transverse callus.This genus was till recently merged under Malaxis and was resurrected by Szlachetko (1995). Dienia ophrydis is the only species.

1. Dienia ophrydis (Koen.)Ormerod & Seidenf., Contr. Orch. Fl. Thailand 13: 18. 1997.

Epidendrum ophrydis Koen. in Retz., Obs. 6: 46. 1771.

malaxis latifolia J.E. Sm. in Rees Cyclop . 22. 1812; Seidenfaden 1978: 45; Jayaweera in Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981: 42.

Dienia congesta Lindl. , Bot. Reg. 10. subt. 825 . 1824. Microstylis congesta (lindl.) Rch.f. ,Walp .Ann. 6: 206. 1861; Ridley 1888: 334; J.D. Hook . 1888: 689.

Malaxis congesta (Lindl.)Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 3:123. 1961 ;Abraham & Vatsala 1981: 339.

A highly varible species till recently known under the name Malaxis latifolia .

Occurrence : Trivandrum and Palghat Districts.

Distribution : Indo-Malesia.

 

 
 

 

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