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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania, S. Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs with undivided sessile tubers
Morphology Stem
Stems unbranched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves arranged along the entire length of the stem but radical leaves usually larger and more densely arranged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, usually densely flowered but occasionally lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts ovate to lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers re- supinate, yellow to deep orange or grey or white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free from each other, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals united to the margins of the dorsal sepal to form a hood
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip united to face of column and adnate to it between the stigmatic lobes and rostellum-arms, narrowed into a claw at the base and expanded into a reflexed entire portion towards apex, generally smaller than the petals, produced above the junction with the column into a large, erect, variously shaped, fleshy appendage; spur absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, dilated, produced in front into 2 horizontal processes; pollinaria 2, each with sectile pollinium, caudicle and viscidium situated at the apex of the column-processes; stigma situated between the arms of the rostellum, horseshoe-shaped or forming 2 cushion-like tuberculate lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule cylindrical or obovate, with prominent ribs.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania

Pterygodium Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 217 (1800)

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. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1) Genera Orchidacearum 2: 1-416. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Rolfe in Dyer, Fl. Cap. 5(3): 271 (1913)
  • in Vet. Acad. Handl. Stockholm, ser. 2, 21: 217, t. 3 (1800)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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