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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; stems short, leafy; roots arising at stem base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, conduplicate, linear or ligulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences arising in leaf axils, many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers rather fleshy, white or creamy-yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals subsimilar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire, concave, clasping the column, spurred at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, stout; androclinium transverse; anther convex; pollinia 2; stipes 1, short; viscidium slipper-shaped; rostellum 3-lobed, mid-lobe acute, lateral lobes obscure.

Native to:

Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Summerhayesia P.J.Cribb appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 32: 184 (1977)

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 Zambesiaca

  • in Kew Bull. 32: 184 (1977).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0