1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Aeranthes Lindl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Epiphytic, monopodial herbs with short stems.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence (floral axis) axillary, branched or unbranched, usually slender and pendent, rarely erect.
    Flowers
    Flowers translucent, green or white; lateral sepals adnate at the base to the column; lip entire, spur arising from the column foot.
    Column
    Column long or short; side lobes of rostellum always longer than mid-lobe; pollinia 2, each with its own stipes and viscidium; stipites usually long, often geniculate.
    Ovary
    Ovary often articulated to pedicel.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Réunion, Zimbabwe

    Aeranthes Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Madagascar 14120.000
    14121.000
    Madagascar 26506.000
    49060.000
    Madagascar 49063.000
    Madagascar 61033.000
    Madagascar 72722.000
    Madagascar 72724.000
    Madagascar 72732.000
    Mason, L.M. [2677], Madagascar 33002.000
    Kennedy, G. [s.n.], Madagascar 40304.000
    Campbell, H. [s.n.], Comoros 70935.000
    Lance, K. [89], Madagascar 71847.000
    Lance, K. [105], Madagascar 72242.000
    Madagascar 27984.000
    Madagascar 45103.000
    Madagascar 45467.000
    Madagascar 49530.000
    Madagascar 49531.000
    Madagascar 5614.000

    First published in Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824)

    Accepted by

    • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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