1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Epipactis Zinn
      1. Epipactis ulugurica Mansf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    An erect terrestrial herb to ± 1.5 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem terete, ± 5–8 mm. diameter, leafy in upper half, covered with sheathing cataphylls below.
    Leaves
    Leaves erect to spreading, ovate, acuminate, up to 16 cm. long and 7.4 cm. broad, densely many-nerved.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, densely to laxly many-flowered, up to 20 cm. long; rhachis and bracts densely covered with brown hairs; bracts leafy, lanceolate, acuminate, lower-most 6 cm. long, 1.5 cm. broad, as long as the flowers.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow-green to orange, red or mauve streaked, densely villose-hairy on outer surface.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 1.5–1.9 cm. long, 0.6 cm. broad, margins undulate; lateral sepals lanceolate-falcate, acuminate, 1.7–2 cm. long, 0.8 cm. broad.
    Corolla
    Petals lanceolate, acuminate, 1.5 cm. long, 0.5 cm. broad, pubescent on outer surface, margins undulate.
    Labellum
    Lip bipartite but apparently deeply 3-lobed, saccate at base, 1.7 cm. long, 1.6 cm. broad; hypochile with 3 longitudinal fleshy calli terminating in 5 fleshy papillae, with large oblong-elliptic side lobes 0.8 cm. long and 0.5 cm. broad; epichile ovate-lanceolate from a narrow base, subacute, with a central longitudinal fleshy ridge.
    Column
    Column 0.6 cm. long; anther 0.5 cm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 43/12.
    Habitat
    In subalpine bushland and mist forest; 2150–2600 m.
    Distribution
    known only from the Uluguru Mts. T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Epipactis ulugurica Mansf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Pocs [6298], Tanzania K000284831

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 1060 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mansf. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 1060 (1934).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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