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Terrestrial herbs. Leaves basal or cauline or appressed to the ground in a few spp. Inflorescence a terminal spike, Flowers usually inconspicuous, green, white or yellow. Sepals free, the dorsal sepal sometimes forming a hood with the petals. Petals entire or 2-lobed; lip usually 3-lobed, spurred, with the spur often swollen or flattened. Stigmatic arms often elongated.  With Eulophia, this is one of the largest orchid genera in both Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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