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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic or rarely lithophytic herbs with elongate monopodial stems, with few branches, leafy along length; roots in basal part, elongate, aerial
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, spreading, ligulate, unequally bilobed at apex, articulated to persistent leaf-sheaths; leaf-sheaths bearing a hair-like ligule at apex opposite leaf
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, very short, few-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed at base, ovate, acute, ecallose, spurred; spur cylindric or subclavate, as long as the lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, fleshy; anther-cap hemispherical, produced in front into an acute apex; pollinia 2, ovoid or subpyriform-ovoid; stipes ligulate, dilated at apex, sometimes Y-shaped; viscidium rectangular-elliptic, almost as large as the stipes; rostellum deflexed, triangular, deeply bifid.

[FZ]

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, linear or ligulate, articulated at the base to persistent leaf sheaths, these sheaths bearing a hair-like ligule at the apex opposite the leaf.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, short, few-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals free, subsimilar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire, ovate, escallose, spurred.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia 2, ovoid; stipes 1, ligulate or Y-shaped; viscidium 1, large, rectangular, almost as long as stipes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Rostellum deflexed, triangular, bifid. Column short, fleshy.
Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic, monopodial herbs with long, slender, leafy stems.

Native to:

Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Eggelingia Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 14: 235 (1951)

Accepted by

  • 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 of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harv. Univ. 14: 235 (1951).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Bot. Mus. Leafl. [Harv. Univ.] 14: 235 (1951).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harv. Univ. 14: 235 (1951)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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
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