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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Angraecum Bory
      1. Angraecum minus Summerh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Ethiopia to Zimbabwe.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A dwarf epiphyte with a short stem, 2–10 mm. long.
    Roots
    Roots flattened, 0.5–1 mm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous, in a fan, suberect to arcuate, linear, acute or subacute, 1.4–5.2 cm. long, 1–2 mm. wide, articulated at the base to a 6–9 mm. long leaf-sheath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences suberect or erect, 3–5.2 cm. long, 3–14-flowered; peduncle slender, wiry, 1.4–2.1 cm. long; bracts broadly ovate, apiculate, sheathing at the base, 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white with a green spur; pedicel and ovary 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse or rounded, 1–1.1 mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide; lateral sepals obliquely oblong or obovate, obtuse, 1.3–1.5 mm. long, 0.5–0.6 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Petals lanceolate, acute, 1.2 mm. long, 0.6–0.7 mm. wide.
    Labellum
    Lip fleshy, concave, broadly ovate, obtuse, 1.4 mm. long, 1.6 mm. wide.
    Spur
    Spur conical, slightly upcurved at the tip, 0.6 mm. long.
    Column
    Column 0.2–0.3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruits elliptic, 2.5–3 mm. long.
    Habitat
    In rain-forest and in plantations; 1000–1150 m.
    Distribution
    T3
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Dwarf epiphytic herb; stem up to 10 mm long; roots c. 1 mm in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 8, distichous, forming a fan; lamina 1.5–5 cm × 1–3.8 mm, linear, articulated to a sheath 6–9 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences several, arising at base of plant, 2–6 cm long, 3–15-flowered, the peduncle slender and wiry.
    Pedicel and Ovary
    Pedicel and ovary 1–2 mm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts c. 1 mm long, ovate, papery.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, the spur green.
    Perianth
    Sepals and petals 1–1.7 × 0.6–1.2 mm, lanceolate to elliptic, the lateral sepals slightly longer than the dorsal sepal and petals.
    Labellum
    Lip fleshy, concave, 1.4–1.7 × 1.6–2 mm, broadly ovate, obtuse.
    Spur
    Spur 0.5–0.6 mm long, saccate.
    Column
    Column 0.2–0.5 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Angraecum minus Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4626], Zambia 11999.000
    Wild, H. [2815], Zimbabwe 10177.000
    Wild, H. [4541], Zimbabwe 8157.000 Unknown type material
    Wild, H. [4541], Zimbabwe K000220007 holotype
    Moreau, R.E. [122], Tanzania 8156.000
    Tawnes, L. [T. 121], Tanzania 38531.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 13: 264 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Cribb, P.J. (2005-). Personal communication on Orchidaceae 1 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Ball, S. Afr. Epiphytic Orch.: 48 (1978).
    • Williamson, Orch. SC. Afr.: 178 (1977).
    • Summerh. in Kew Bulletin 13: 264 (1958).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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