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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs with short rhizomes
Morphology Stem
Stems erect to several m., rigid, leafy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous but often appearing spiral, sessile to shortly petiolate, plicate, lanceolate to elliptic
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–4 axillary panicles, few–many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white to greenish white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals long, linear, subequal, basally connivent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip similar but broadly ovate at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column long, slender, straight, dilated at apex with 2 lateral auricles; anther erect, narrow, acuminate, ± as long as column; pollinia 2, narrow, sectile, on a long slender caudicle attached to a peltate viscidium descending behind the column; stigma broad, deeply 2-lobed; rostellum erect, bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule retaining remnants of perianth and column.

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Morphology General Habit
Rhizomatous terrestrial herb with tall, erect leafy stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, sessile or shortly petiolate, plicate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary panicles, few to many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or greenish-white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals subequal, long, linear, basally connivent; lip similar, but with ovate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column long, straight, slender but dilated at apex, with 2 lateral auricles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther erect, narrow, acuminate, almost as long as column; pollinia 2, narrow, sectile, with a long slender caudicle attached to a peltate viscidium descending behind column.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma broad, deeply 2-lobed; rostellum erect, bifid.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Leeward Is.

Corymborkis Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Ollerton, J. [155] Rhynchanthera K000957778
Cheek, M. [1303], Madagascar Corymborchis 57138.000

First published in Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1: 318 (1809)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 179.
  • in Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1: 318 (1809)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Rasmussen in Bot. Tidsskr. 71: 161–192 (1977)
  • in Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1: 318 (1809).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Rasmussen in Bot. Tidsskr. 71: 161–192 (1977)
  • in Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1: 318 (1809)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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