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Herminium motuoensis sp. nov. (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae), a new species from Tibet, China



Herminium motuoensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae), a new species from Tibet, China, is described and illustrated. Herminium motuoensis belongs to Herminium sect. Thisbe and is similar to H. coiloglossum, H. fallax and H. ophioglossoides, but it can be distinguished from latter in having rachis laxly few flowered, lip broadly ovate, with a large callus at base and lateral triangular pugioniform.


Herminium motuoensis, new species, Orchidaceae, Tibet, Monocots

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