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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small epiphytic herbs
Vegetative Multiplication Pseudobulbs
Pseudobulbs clustered, orbicular to conical, ± dorsiventrally flattened, bearing 1–2 apical leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves thin-textured, plicate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences arising from base of pseudobulbs, arcuate-spreading, 1–5-flowered, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers showy, white to rose-pink or purple, marked with brown on column
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, subsimilar, pubescent on outer surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals smaller but similar in shape
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3-lobed, recurved apically, with erect side lobes on each side of column
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column clavate, porrect, pubescent, with a short foot; pollinia 8, of two sizes, lacking a stipe and viscidium; rostellum pointed.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

Ancistrochilus Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 44 (1897)

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. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One) Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in F.T.A. 7: 44 (1897).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in F.T.A. 7: 44 (1897)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0