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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Leafless achlorophyllose saprophytic herbs, with globose to narrowly cylindrical tubers
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, unbranched, slender, weakly flexuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, fugacious, unspurred, yellow or brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals partially adnate, forming a short tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip free, simple, with slender claw
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column elongated, scarcely widened at apex, arms and foot absent; anther declinate; pollinia 4; caudicle and viscid disc absent; stigma near apex of column
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pedicel lengthening considerably as erect capsule matures. Inflorescences racemose, terminal, 1–many-flowered

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda, Zaïre

Auxopus Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 3 (1905)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One) Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Westafr. Kautsch. Exped. 275 (1901)
  • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 38: 3 (1905).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Westafr. Kautsch.-Exped.: 275 (1901)
  • in E.J. 38: 3 (1905)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0