Lowiaceae

Lowiaceae is a member of the Zingiberales and the closest relative to Strelitziaceae. The family is represented by a single genus Orchidantha (Lowia) and 10-16 species which occur throughout southern China to Southeast Asia and Borneo. Plants are rhizomatous herbs with distichous leaves. Flowers artificially resemble orchids. Pods contain numerous globose seeds.

We have the genus Orchidantha represented on the wiki.


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