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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Sri Lanka.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf to large epiphytic, lithophytic or rarely terrestrial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems short to elongate, unbranched or branching, erect to pendent, covered by leaf-bases
Morphology Leaves
Leaves thin-textured, fleshy or coriaceous, flattened or rarely iridiform, unequally bilobed at the apex, often twisted at the base and articulated to persistent leaf-bases
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 1–many-flowered, racemose or rarely paniculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fleshy, small to large, often stellate; ovary often twisted through 180°, sessile or pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip concave, entire to 3-lobed, enveloping the column at the base, spurred at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column fleshy, very short, lacking a foot; clinandrium rather shallow, cleft in front with a short tooth-like rostellum in the sinus; pollinia 2, globose, sulcate, attached to a common viscidium or each attached to a separate viscidium.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Very small to very large epiphytic or lithophytic herbs, rarely terrestrial.
Morphology Stem
Stem long or short, erect or pendent, sometimes branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, articulated to persistent leaf bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences (floral axes) axillary, 1- to many-flowered, usually racemose but rarely branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small or large, white, green or yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile or pedicellate, often twisted through 180°.Sepals and petals free, subsimilar, usually spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire, rarely obscurely 3-lobed, concave, spurred, the base enveloping the column.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, fleshy, without a foot; clinandrium shallow, 2-lobed in front with a short tooth-like rostellum between the lobes; pollinia 2, globose, sulcate, attached to a common viscidium or with separate viscidia.

[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 or lithophytes; stems short to elongate, simple or branched, covered by leaf-bases
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, thin-textured, fleshy or coriaceous, unequally bilobed at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 1–several, 1–many-flowered, racemose or sometimes paniculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small to large, fleshy, white, greenish or yellow, resupinate or non-resupinate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and lateral petals entire, subsimilar; lip entire to 3-lobed, spurred; spur short to very long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column very short, fleshy; pollinia 2, globose, waxy.
Distribution
Over 200 species in tropical and subtropical Africa, including Madagascar and adjacent islands, and Sri Lanka.

Doubtfully present in:

Rodrigues

Native to:

Aldabra, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Angraecum Bory appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [12011], Cameroon K000582207
Madagascar 10187.000
Madagascar 10188.000
Madagascar 10189.000
Bally, P.R.P. [8404], Kenya 12502.000
Vaughan, R.E. [767], Mauritius 13392.000
Madagascar 13393.000
Madagascar 14114.000
Madagascar 26893.000
Williamson, G. [385], Zambia 27461.031
Mason, L.M. [1463], Madagascar 28279.000
Lawrance, A.E., Madagascar 28421.000
Mason, L.M. [1725], Madagascar 28524.000
Mason, L.M. [1859], Madagascar 28955.000
Mason, L.M. [1317], Madagascar 29162.000
Mason, L.M. [1953], Madagascar 29241.000
Mauritius 29278.000
Cooper, S.G. [s.n.], Mauritius 29365.000
Mason, L.M. [1511], Madagascar 29445.000
Cooper, S.G., Mauritius 29605.000
Cooper, A.G., Mauritius 29634.000
Mason, L.M. [1882], Madagascar 29890.000
Mason, L.M. [1956], Madagascar 29908.000
Cooper, S.G., Mauritius 29998.000
Wiehe, P.O. [10368a], Mauritius 30346.000
Mason, L.M. [2083], Madagascar 30385.000
Mason, L.M. [2057], Madagascar 30801.000
O'Connor, O. [874], Mauritius 31711.000
Mason, L.M. [2297], Madagascar 32123.000
Mason, L.M. [2268], Madagascar 32248.000
Mason, L.M. [2302], Madagascar 32361.000
Lawrance, A.E. [22/5] 32834.000
Stewart, J. [1101], Madagascar 32924.000
Mabberley, D.J. [1071], Madagascar 35048.000
Coode, M. [35403], Mauritius 35403.000
Coode, M. [4456], Mauritius 35412.000
Leakey, C. [14] 36144.000
Madagascar 45100.000
Madagascar 45113.000
Madagascar 45114.000
Madagascar 49489.000
Madagascar 49491.000
Madagascar 49492.000
Madagascar 49528.000
Madagascar 49535.000
Du Puy, B. [MB784], Madagascar 56132.000
Comoros 5630.000
Cheek, M. [1329], Madagascar 57136.000
Cheek, M. [1438], Madagascar 57137.000
Du Puy, B. [MB155], Madagascar 57369.000
Du Puy, B. [MB243], Madagascar 57374.000
Du Puy, B. [MB155], Madagascar 57510.000
Madagascar 58475.000
Madagascar 58477.000
Madagascar 58481.000
Madagascar 58483.000
Madagascar 58484.000
Madagascar 58674.000
Madagascar 58964.000
Madagascar 60834.000
Madagascar 60985.000
Madagascar 60987.000
Madagascar 60992.000
Madagascar 61016.000
Madagascar 61017.000
Madagascar 61021.000
Madagascar 61023.000
Madagascar 61036.000
Madagascar 61037.000
Madagascar 61039.000
Madagascar 61044.000
Madagascar 61046.000
Madagascar 61051.000
Madagascar 61057.000
Madagascar 61094.000
Madagascar 61111.000
Madagascar 61114.000
Madagascar 6259.000
Madagascar 63580.000
Kenfack, D. [234], Cameroon 63804.000
Mason, L.M. [1646], Madagascar 7145.000
Mason, L.M. [1698], Madagascar 7180.000
8177.000
Kenya 8178.000
Madagascar 8179.000
Moreau, R.E.ýW.M., Tanzania 8180.000
Du Puy, B. [MB444], Madagascar 71376.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M647], Madagascar 71383.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M677], Madagascar 71856.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M612], Madagascar 72240.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M677], Madagascar 72255.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M888], Madagascar 72259.000
Du Puy, B. [MB505], Madagascar 72586.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M676], Madagascar 72591.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M799], Madagascar 72321.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M864], Madagascar 72322.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M844], Madagascar 72597.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M783], Madagascar 72332.000
Hermans, J. [29/17], Madagascar 72617.000
Madagascar 72729.000
Madagascar 72733.000
Hermans [6606], Madagascar 73587.000
Malcomber [2564], Madagascar 74011.000
Hermans [5496], Madagascar 74146.000
Pollard, B.J. [1012], Cameroon 77359.000
Brunt, M.A. [1212], Cameroon K000107124
Thomas, D.W. [436], Cameroon K000107125
s.coll. [s.n.], Madagascar 77807.000
Zjhra, M.L. [453], Madagascar 74010.000
s.coll. [s.n.], Madagascar 76718.000
Madagascar 73376.000
s.coll. [s.n.], Madagascar 76750.000

First published in Voy. îles Afrique 1: 359 (1804)

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

  • F.T.A. 7: 133, partly.
  • Voy. 1: 359 (1804)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Garay in Kew Bull. 28: 496–516 (1973).
  • Schlechter in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36, abt. 2: 157 (1918).
  • Senghas in Schlechter, Die Orchideen, ed. 3: 987 (1986).
  • Summerhayes in Kew Bull. 13: 260 (1958).
  • Voy. Iles Afrique 1: 359, t. 19 (1804).

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Garay in K.B. 28: 496 (1973)
  • Schltr. in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 157 (1918)
  • Senghas in Schltr., Die Orchideen, ed. 3, 1: 987 (1986)
  • Summerh. in K.B. 13: 260 (1958)
  • Voy. 1: 359, t. 19 (1804)

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

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