The species in the tribe Pogonieae have a characteristic laciniate lip margin.
The entrapment of the tibial nerve beneath the laciniate ligament causes tarsal tunnel syndrome, characterized by pain, numbness and tingling of the medial plantar surface of the foot.
It is thinner in the middle of the leg; but below, where it covers the tendons passing behind the malleoli, it is thickened and continuous with the laciniate ligament.
From its origin under the laciniate ligament it passes under cover of the abductor hallucis muscle, and, appearing between this muscle and the flexor digitorum brevis, gives off a proper digital plantar nerve and finally divides opposite the bases of the metatarsal bones into three common digital plantar nerves.
E . P . Phillips, the South African taxonomist, describes the genus " Gymnosporia " in his 1926 " " Genera of South African Plants " " as " Sepals 5, sometimes unequal, acute, obtuse, sometimes acuminate, with entire, deeply laciniated or fimbriated margins.
It receives an expansion from the tendon of the biceps femoris laterally, and from the tendons of the gracilis, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus medially; in front, it blends with the periosteum covering the subcutaneous surface of the tibia, and with that covering the head and malleolus of the fibula; below, it is continuous with the transverse crural and laciniate ligaments.
The flowers have a rounded but slightly triangular ovary; their segments are wide opened with yellow green sepals and petals, transversally stained or striped of brown; and white column is curved with two large often laciniated wings lateral to the stigma and a terminal anther . " Phymatochilum brasiliense " blooms between from the end of summer to middle autumn and its sweet fragrant flowers last for about two weeks.
having edges irregularly and finely slashed; "a laciniate leaf" Synonyms: fringed,