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

Native to:

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Zaïre

Orestias Ridl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 24: 197 (1888)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Margonska, H.B. & Szlachetko, D.L. (2005). Taxonomic revision of the African genus Orestias Ridl. (Malaxidinae, Orchidaceae) Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, B 107: 209-220.
  • 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.

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