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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic, entirely glabrous monopodial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems abbreviated, simple
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly oblong-elliptic, obliquely ovate-elliptic or liguliform, unequally bilobed at apex, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2–10(–12)-flowered, lax, axillary, pendulous, shorter than leaves; bracts small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, green and purple-brown or rose, large, thin-textured, scented
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, narrowly elliptic or oblong, acute, erect to spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip entire or subentire, spurred, infundibuliform, cucullate, emarginate, ecallose, spur conical below, constricted at the middle, inflated above and slightly to strongly geniculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short and broad, erect, without a foot or stelidia; rostellum large, liguliform, truncate to emarginate, obscurely carinate; anther cucullate, retuse; pollinia 2, broadly ellipsoid, both attached by a long, narrowly linear stipes to a large, oblong or ovate viscidium.

Native to:

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

Eurychone Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 134 (1918)

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 Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36, 2: 134 (1918).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 134 (1918)

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