Lowiaceae (orchidantha) 

    The Lowiaceae family consists of one genus, Orchidantha, with five to eight species.  Orchidantha species are native to Southeast Asia and some Pacific islands.  Orchidanthas are distinguished by longitudinal veins which are parallel to the leaf midrib, inflorescences that are often subterranean, and the modification of one petal into a large labellum (like an orchid).

 
Orchidantha maxillarioides

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