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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast, SW. Uganda, Ethiopis.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A pendent epiphyte with a short stem 3–6 cm. long.
Morphology Roots
Roots verrucose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2–4, falcate, linear to oblanceolate, unequally acutely or subacutely bilobed at the apex, 13–33.5 cm. long, 1.4–2.2 cm. wide, twisted at the base and articulated to imbricate leaf-sheaths, 2–3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 10–20 cm. long, many-flowered; peduncle 6.5–8.5 cm. long; bracts triangular, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white; pedicel and ovary 0.8–1.3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 2.4–2.6 mm. long, 2–2.2 mm. wide; lateral sepals spathulate, rounded, 5.5–5.7 mm. long, 1.7–1.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals obliquely ovate-triangular, acute, 2.5 mm. long, 2.7–3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3-lobed in the middle, 5.5–6.5 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, subauriculate at the base; side lobes linear-lanceolate, subacute, 1–1.5 mm. long; mid-lobe narrowly elliptic, obtuse, longer than the side lobes, 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur incurved, cylindrical, swollen at the apex, 10–11 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 1.5–2 mm. long; foot 1.5 mm. long; rostellum deeply 3-lobed; stipites 2, oblanceolate; viscidia 2, linear.
Habitat
In forest on the bole of a tree on the bank of a stream; ± 1000 m.
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Uganda

Angraecopsis macrophylla Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Eggeling, W.J. [5386], Uganda 18795.000 Unknown type material
Mason, L.M. [2011], Uganda 29306.000
Holmes, W.D. [0349] 3770.000
Eggeling, W.J. [5386], Uganda K000220004 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 14: 249 (1951)

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.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. (2008). Orchidaceae of Ivory Coast Ruizia 20: 1-396.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Szlachetko, D.L. (2008). Orchidaceae of Ivory Coast Ruizia 20: 1-396.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F. Rasmussen in Norw. Journ. Bot. 25: 141 (1978).
  • Summerh. in Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harv. Univ. 14: 249 (1951).

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