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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Gastrochilus (Greek-made name, alluding to the swollen lip). Zingiberaceae. A very few Indian and Malayan herbs, perennial or annual, that may sometimes be found in choice collections of hothouse plants. Allied to Hedychium and Kaempferia, differing from the former in the character of the connective and from the latter in the sac-form lip: sometimes provided with a creeping rootstock: st. very short or none, or reaching 12 in. high: lvs. oblong and acute: fls. mostly white with lip yellow or pink, solitary or in spikes; corolla-tube slender and the segms. connivent: staminodia present and petal-like; lip oblong and entire but the margin sinuate, exceeding the corolla; ovary 3-celled, each cell many-ovuled. G. pulcherrima, Wall., is leafy-stemmed, to 12 in., from a creeping rootstock: fls. white in a spike 2-3 in. long, the lip tinged pink. H. U. 4, p. 100. G. longiflora, Wall., is acaulescent, with lvs. to 12 in. long: fls. 1 or 2 from the crown, long-tubed, white, the lip tinged red. The Gastrochilus of Don is orchidaceous, and is now referred to Saccolabium. L.H.B. CH

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