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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs with stout, fleshy roots
Morphology Stem
Stems very short, with rosette of radical leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves long-petiolate, membranous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape slender, erect, with a few membranous sheaths, many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers less than 1 cm. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Lateral sepals united to one another and to the petals and lip for at least half their length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip united to sepals, with slender claw, base of free part provided with 2 reflexed marginal appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column elongate, adnate to perianth-tube, free at apex, with 2 serrate terminal appendages or wings; rostellum elongate; anther subsessile between the column wings, broad, concave; pollinia loosely granular.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Manniella Rchb.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 109 (1881)

Accepted by

  • 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. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3: 1-358. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 185.
  • Otia Bot. Hamburg. 109 (1881)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Otia Bot. Hamb. 2: 109 (1881)

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