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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic, monopodial herbs with short stems.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence (floral axis) axillary, branched or unbranched, usually slender and pendent, rarely erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers translucent, green or white; lateral sepals adnate at the base to the column; lip entire, spur arising from the column foot.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary often articulated to pedicel.

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
Madagascar 27984.000
Mason, L.M. [2677], Madagascar 33002.000
Kennedy, G. [s.n.], Madagascar 40304.000
Madagascar 45103.000
Madagascar 45467.000
49060.000
Madagascar 49063.000
Madagascar 49530.000
Madagascar 49531.000
Madagascar 5614.000
Madagascar 61033.000
Campbell, H. [s.n.], Comoros 70935.000
Lance, K. [89], Madagascar 71847.000
Lance, K. [105], Madagascar 72242.000
Madagascar 72722.000
Madagascar 72724.000
Madagascar 72732.000

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

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 Zambesiaca

  • in Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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