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Thunia alba
Typus of Thunia


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Arethuseae
Subtribus: Coelogyninae
Genus: Thunia

Overview of species (4)


T. alba – T. bensoniae – T. brymeriana – T. pulchra



Thunia Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 764 (1852).


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • China
      • China South-Central, Tibet.
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, West Himalaya.
    • Indo-China
      • Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Malaya.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names


中文: 笋兰属
中文(简体): 笋兰属

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