Identification of Japanese Lecanorchis (Orchidaceae) Species in Fruiting Stage

Hirokazu Fukunaga, Yutaka Sawa, Shinichiro Sawa

Abstract


Plants of Lecanorchis species are heteromycotrophic and they lack green leaves. Although flowering time is short, plants with fruits can be easily found in the forests. Here we discuss the features of nine taxa namely L. triloba, L. trachycaula, L. nigricans, L. amethystea, L. kiusiana, L. suginoana, L. japonica, L. hokurikuensis, and L. flavicans var. acutiloba. From the detailed phenotypes of aerial parts of fruiting plants, we propose a method to identify the Japanese Lecanorchis species.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijb.v6n2p1

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

International Journal of Biology   ISSN 1916-9671(Print)   ISSN 1916-968X  (Online)

Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'ccsenet.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.