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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and N. Angola.
Angraecum distichum

[FWTA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A dwarf epiphyte often forming considerable clumps.
Morphology Stem
Stems arcuate, slender, seldom branching, 3–25 cm. long; roots fine, 0.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, bilaterally compressed, curved-elliptic, obtuse in side view, 5–11 mm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, glossy dark green, deciduous, articulated to overlapping leaf-bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences opposite leaves, 1-flowered, 8–9 mm. long; bracts elliptic, obtuse, 1–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white; pedicel and ovary 5–6.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic or oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 3.6–4.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong or oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 3.2–4.2 mm. long, 1.2–1.3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip concave, obscurely 3-lobed, obovate, obtuse, 2.9–3.5 mm. long, 2.8–4 mm. wide; side lobes rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur straight or slightly upcurved, tapering to an acute apex, 5.5–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 0.7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 7–8 mm. long.
Figures
Pl. 5.
Habitat
In upland rain-forest; 1500–1600 m.
Distribution
U2 Sierra Leone to Zaire

Native to:

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

Angraecum distichum Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 27, 2014 Eggeling, W.J. [5832], Uganda 10166.000
Feb 27, 2014 Segerback, B. [1191], Nigeria 37906.000
Jan 19, 2012 Cox, J.K. [s.n.], Ghana 13372.000
Mar 1, 2001 Pollard, B.J. [217], Cameroon K000106878
Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [484], Cameroon K000107118
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1372], Cameroon K000107116
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1372], Cameroon K000107117
Eggeling, W.J., Uganda 11985.000
11986.000
11987.000
Deighton, F.C. [4328], Sierra Leone 13375.000
Adames, P. [68], Sierra Leone 14098.000
Harris, D.J. [751], Central African Republic 53825.000
Harris, D.J. [1142], Cameroon 53829.000
Uganda 5628.000
King, D.E.S., Nigeria 8144.000
8146.000
Stevart [451], Cameroon 71943.000
Scouppe, M. [MS254], Ivory Coast K000718571
Beentje, H.J. [1065], Ivory Coast K000743765
Ngongi [15090], Cameroon K000107115

First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1781 (1835)

Accepted by

  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 29: 1-41.
  • Szlachetko, D. & Kowalkoska, A. (2007). Contributions to the orchid flora of Guinea, West Africa Polish Botanical Studies 25: 1-259.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Cat. Talb. 146.
  • in Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1781 (1836)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Simo-Droissaert, M. & al. (2016). A taxonomic revision of Angraecum section Dolabrifolia (Orchidaceae, Angraecinae) with the description of a new speies from Gabon Phytotaxa 280: 81-115.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lindl. in Bot. Reg. 21, t. 1781 (1836).
  • Piers, Orch. E. Afr., ed. 2: 230 (1968).
  • Summerh. in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 254 (1968).
  • Summerh. in Kew Bulletin 13: 261 (1958)

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