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

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:2. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic monopodial herbs.
Morphology Stem
Stem long, leafy, simple or branching.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, needle-shaped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences arising along the stem opposite the leaves, 1–6-flowered, shorter than the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, translucent, brownish or green-brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals spreading or reflexed; lip spurred.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short; rostellum elongate, porrect, shortly recurved at the apex; anther ovate, cucullate, broadly rostrate, obtuse; pollinia 2, ellipsoid, each with a short spathulate-liguliform stipes; viscidium 1, triangular, rounded, truncate.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic, monopodial herb
Morphology Stem
Stems elongated, simple or branching, leafy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, aciculiform, terete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences abbreviated, solitary, paired or fasciculate, 1–3(–4)-flowered, emerging from the base of the leaf-sheaths, much shorter than leaves; bracts minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, translucent, pale brown to brownish green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals spreading to reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate to almost orbicular, obtuse, laterals connate at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals narrowly elliptic to linear, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip spurred, abruptly dilated from a narrow, clawed base into a broad, bilobed lamina; lobes reniform; spur narrowly conical, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, without a foot or stelidia; rostellum elongated, porrect, apex shortly recurved; anther ovate, cucullate, broadly rostrate, obtuse; pollinia 2, ellipsoid, each bearing a short, spathulate-liguliform stipes; viscidium solitary, triangular, rounded, truncate.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Nephrangis (Schltr.) Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 3: 301 (1948)

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. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 2: 301 (1948).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kew Bull. 2: 301 (1948).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in K.B. 2: 301 (1948)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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