Globba clarkei Baker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 210 1890. ;
Nepal to N. Thailand: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Nepal, Thailand as per POWO;

Leafy shoots under 1m. Leaves lanceolate, caudate, sessile, 10-30 x 4-5.5cm, pubescent to ± glabrous beneath; ligule bilobed, 2mm, ± glabrous. Infl. 10-15cm; bulbils not produced; bracts small, soon deciduous, each subtending a cincinnus of 2-3 yellow-orange, shortly pedicellate flowers; buds elliptic apiculate; cincinnus stalks 5-6(-7)cm at base of infl.; bracteoles ovate, 3-4mm. Calyx 3-lobed, 0.8-1cm, lobes shortly dentate. Corolla tube more than twice length of calyx, pubescent; petals 8-9mm, dorsal cucullate. Lateral stamiodes equalling petals but narrower; lip 1.5cm, cuneate, shortly bilobed, lobes obtuse. Stamen 2-3cm; anther6-7mm. Capsule smooth, appearing verrucose when dry.

Fl. June-August
Banks in dense, broade-leaved, evergreen forest.
Attributions – H.J Noltie. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1994 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal )


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