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Parakaempferia A.S. Rao & D.M. Verma
Bull. Bot. Surv. India 11: 206, Fig. 1-10 ('1969', 1971)

Description:
     Herbs with stout rhizome. Leafy shoots elongated. Inflorescence elongate, terminal on a separate leafless shoot, flowering from apex to base; bracts membranous, elliptic, colored, each subtending 1 flower; bracteole open to the base and entire; flowers white with pink venation; calyx tubular, 3-dentate; lateral staminodes similar in size to the petals; labellum conspicuous and pendulous, obovate, emarginate; filament short, anther with short, broad connective and conspicuous, reniform crest; ovary 3-locular. Capsule subglobose, dehiscence unknown; seeds unknown. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 487)

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Only one species, P. synantha A.S. Rao & D.M. Verma, India (Assam), known only from type collection.

Drawing of Parakaempferia synantha from Bull. Surv. India, II: 1969, p. 207

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