Classification of the tribe Diurideae (Orchidaceae) I: subtribe Prasophyllinae Schlechter.

Author(s): 
Burns-Balogh, P.
Year: 
1984
Journal: 
Selbyana
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
2–4
Page Range: 
318–327
Keywords: 
Orchidaceae, Diurideae, Prasophyllinae, Genoplesium, Microtis, Morphology, Pollinarium
Abstract: 
The general limits of the tribe Diurideae are discussed. It is considered that the tribe should be removed from the subfamily Orchidoideae. This paper is restricted to discussions on comparative studies of species in the flowering, general distribution, preferred pollinators, and fungal associations are examined. I conclude that there is one genus, Prasophyllum, in the subtribe and that Geoplesium and Microtis should be removed from the Prasophyllinae.