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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small, epiphytic, monopodial herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, ligulate to oblanceolate, often falcate, unequally 2-lobed at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, racemose, few- to many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, white, green or yellow, with a relatively long pedicel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts small, sheathing at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals often oblanceolate and asymmetric at the base, usually longer than the dorsal sepal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals usually smaller, triangular, often adnate to lateral sepals at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire or 3-lobed, ecallose, spurred.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short; rostellum 3-lobed or bifid; pollinia 2, stipites 2; viscidia 2, rarely 1.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small epiphytes or rarely lithophytes with short or very short monopodial stems
Morphology Roots
Roots long, flexuous, terete or flattened, simple or branching
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, ligulate to oblanceolate, often falcate, unequally bilobed at the apex, sometimes twisted at the base and articulated to imbricate sheathing bases
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 1–several, racemose, few–many-flowered; peduncle wiry, often longer than the rhachis; bracts small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, white, pale green or yellow-green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal and lateral sepals similar or dissimilar; lateral sepals often oblanceolate and produced at one side at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals often adnate at the base to the lateral sepals and obliquely triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3-lobed or rarely entire, ecallose, spurred at the base; spur sometimes inflated at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column fleshy, short; rostellum short or rarely elongate, 3-lobed; pollinia 2, globose; stipites 2, linear or rarely oblanceolate; viscidia 2 or rarely 1, elongate.

Native to:

Cameroon, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Réunion, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Angraecopsis Kraenzl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zimbabwe 30857.000
Jackson, T.H.E. [2.U1] 32320.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 171 (1900)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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 Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 28: 171 (1900).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • H. Perrier in Fl. Madag., fam. 49, Orchidées 2: 80 (1941).
  • Schlechter, Die Orchideen: 600 (1914);
  • Summerhayes in Bot. Mus. Leafl. [Harv. Univ.] 14: 242–261 (1951).
  • in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 171 (1900).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Perrier in Fl. Madag., Orch. 2: 80 (1941)
  • Schltr., Die Orchideen: 600 (1914)
  • Summerh. in Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harv. Univ. 14: 242 (1951)
  • in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 139 (1918)
  • in E.J. 28: 171 (1900)

Flora Zambesiaca
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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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