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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic herbs with a short many-leaved stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, linear, unequally bilobed at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence spreading, elongate, laxly few–many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip obscurely 3-lobed, concave at base, ovate, acute, spurred, ecallose; spur filiform, elongate, longer than or equalling lip in length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, fleshy; anther hemisphaerical, erose on apical margin; pollinia 2, ovoid; stipites 2, very short, slender; viscidia 2, oblong-elliptic, twice as long as each stipes; rostellum complex, porrect, 3-pronged in front and behind, the central prong in front shorter than the outer ones.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf epiphytic herbs with a short stem; roots many, slender, elongate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, conduplicate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences as long as the leaves, 1-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, insignificant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals subsimilar, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip obscurely 3-lobed, ecallose, spurred; spur slender, cylindrical, with a narrow mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, fleshy; anther convex, scarcely hemisphaerical; pollinia 2, ovoid; stipites 2, linear; viscidia 2, linear, longer than the stipes; rostellum erect, geniculate at base, bifid, each lobe linear, porrect, parallel.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda

Triceratorhynchus Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 14: 232 (1951)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • in Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harv. Univ. 14: 232 (1951)

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