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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, entirely glabrous herb
Morphology Stem
Stem usually abbreviated, erect Leaves iris-like, equitant, fleshy, with imbricate bases
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an axillary open subumbellate raceme shorter than the leaves; bracts small, scarious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, narrow, medium-sized; ovary narrowly long-pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free, spreading; petals slightly shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip orbicular, with a long, narrowly conical spur inflated and often bilobed at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, with a foot; rostellum narrow, bifid; anther terminal; pollinia 2, globose, each with a narrow stipes; viscidium solitary, relatively large.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Podangis Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Groves, M. [129], Cameroon 61676.000
Etuge, M. [4023], Cameroon 61688.000

First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 82 (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: 82 (1918).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 82 (1918)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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