1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aeranthes Lindl.
      1. Aeranthes parkesii G.Will.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe (Mt. Nyangani).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Epiphytic herb; stem short and woody, up to 12 mm long, covered with old leaf bases and remains of inflorescences.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–6, distichous, 17 × 1.5 cm, lanceolate from a folded base, articulated to sheath, coriaceous, somewhat glaucous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences (floral axes) 1–2, arising from base of stem, up to 20 cm long, erect or pendent, sometimes branched, each branch 1-flowered. Peduncle slender, covered with up to 15 imbricate, papery, sheathing bracts to 20 mm long.
    Pedicel and Ovary
    Pedicel and ovary to 15 mm long, sharply curved.
    Flowers
    Flowers translucent greenish-cream, darker at tepal and spur apices.
    Calyx
    Sepals to 20 × 7 mm, ovate, acuminate, curving forwards.
    Corolla
    Petals to 12 × 7 mm, ovate, acuminate, erect or recurved.
    Labellum
    Lip porrect, up to 10 × 10 mm, quadrate with an apical acumen c. 2 mm long; spur to 10 mm long, pendent, conical.
    Column
    Column c. 3 × 2 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule to 30 × 6 mm, persistent for over 1 year.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Aeranthes parkesii G.Will. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    la Croix, I., Zimbabwe 60100.000

    First published in Kirkia 13: 250 (1990)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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