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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Short-stemmed, monopodial epiphytic herbs with numerous, fine basal roots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves equitant, imbricate, forming a fan, fleshy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences arising at base of plant from axils of old leaf sheaths, densely or laxly several- to many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, white, small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals free, subequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, spurred, the spur usually shorter than the lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column oblong, fleshy, constricted above, lacking a foot; rostellum subulate, hooked; anther quadrate, cucullate; pollinia 2; stipites 2, linear; viscidium 1, large, ovate.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect epiphytic or occasionally lithophytic, entirely glabrous monopodial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems abbreviated, simple, leafy above, with numerous tufted roots below
Morphology Leaves
Leaves equitant, imbricate, arranged in a vertical plane forming a fan, narrowly elliptic or ensiform to linear-ligulate, obtuse to acute, rigid and articulated to a sheathing base, fleshy, sometimes sulcate-canaliculate and falcate-recurved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence exceeding leaves, densely or laxly many-flowered, arising from axils of old leaf-sheaths; peduncle shorter than or equalling rhachis, rarely longer; bracts small or large, imbricate and partially concealing flowers, membranous, grey to blackish brown or olive
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, very small, white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals free, oblong or narrowly elliptic, obtuse to acuminate, subequal, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, spurred, oblong or ovate-elliptic, obtuse to acuminate, sometimes recurved; spur cylindrical, ellipsoid or conical, obtuse, usually shorter than lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column oblong, fleshy, constricted above, without a foot; rostellum subulate, hamate; anther quadrate, cucullate; pollinia 2, oblong or ellipsoid, each attached by a linear stipes to a large ovate viscidium.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bolusiella Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2013 Holmes, W.D. [359 or 366], Zambia 75911.000

First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 105 (1918)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. 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.
  • Verlynde, S. & al. (2013). Taxonomic revision of the genus Bolusiella (Orchidaceae, Angraecinae) with a new species from Cameroon, Burundi and Rwanda Phytotaxa 114: 1-22.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36, 2: 105 (1918).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36, abt. 2: 105 (1918).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 105 (1918)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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