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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Monopodial perennial epiphytes with long, often scandent stems, with or without leaves; roots produced all along the stem, greenish or greyish, elongate, unbranched or branching
Morphology Leaves
Leaves if present distichous, fleshy or coriaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–many, few–many-flowered, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers minute to medium-sized, mainly white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and lateral petals entire, subsimilar; lip entire to 3-lobed, spurred; spur short to very long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Column short; pollinia 2, ovoid, waxy.
Distribution
Four to five species in tropical Africa, including Madagascar and adjacent islands.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic monopodial herbs; stems long, often scandent, with or without leaves; roots produced all along the stem.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves, if present, distichous, articulated to sheathing leaf bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, few- to many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar; lip entire or 3-lobed, usually very small, ecallose, spurred at the base; spur conical, cylindrical or clavate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, fleshy, without a foot; rostellum short, 2-lobed; pollinia 2, ovoid; stipes 1, linear to oblanceolate; viscidium 1, often large relative to stipes.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small to large monopodial epiphytic herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems elongate, often scandent, either with or without leaves; roots produced all along the stems, elongate, sometimes climbing by the roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves if present distichous, fleshy or coriaceous, unequally bilobed at the apex, articulated to sheathing leaf-bases, sometimes twisted at the base to lie in one plane
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–many, axillary, few–many-flowered, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers minute to medium-sized
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire to 3-lobed, usually very small, ecallose, spurred at the base; spur conical, cylindrical or clavate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, fleshy, lacking a foot; rostellum short, 2-lobed; pollinia 2, ovoid; stipes 1, linear to oblanceolate; viscidium 1, linear to lunate or reniform, often large in relation to the stipes.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Solenangis Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Madagascar 13808.000

First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 133 (1918)

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 Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36, 2: 133 (1918).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36, abt. 2: 133 (1918).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by B. Pettersson [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 133 (1918)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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