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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, N. Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A herb with the lower part of the stems creeping and rooting
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Small green white flowers
Ecology
In forests.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb up to 20 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves aggregated in middle of upright portion of stem; blade acute, rounded or subcordate at base, up to 4.5 cm. long and 1.8 cm. broad; petiole and sheath up to 12 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme up to 6 cm. long, densely 3–20-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers green and white, resupinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal and petals up to 5 mm. long. Lateral sepals a little shorter than dorsal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip ± 5 mm. long, with concave claw bearing 2 hooked calli at base and 2 divergent relatively large apical lobes; rostellar arms linear, obtuse, slightly curved.
Figures
Fig. 48.
Habitat
Forest; 900 m.
Distribution
T3

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zaïre

Hetaeria heterosepala (Rchb.f.) Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 24, 2009 Trigui, S.M. et al. [SMT 390], Madagascar K000395693
Apr 1, 1997 F.M. [23], Tanzania K000453745
Jan 31, 1957 Rimmermann [s.n.], Tanzania K000453742
Thomas [9541], Cameroon K000106607
Verdcourt, B. [s.n.], Tanzania K000453743
Mbatchou, G.T. [423], Cameroon K000106608
Adam, J.G. [20803], Liberia K000453740
Mar 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9520], Cameroon Zeuxine heterosepala K000106912
Mar 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9520], Cameroon Zeuxine heterosepala 76129.000
Mar 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7813], Cameroon Zeuxine heterosepala K000106034
Mar 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7856], Cameroon Zeuxine heterosepala K000106032
Mar 1, 1996 Williams, S. [228], Cameroon Zeuxine heterosepala K000106033
Henriques, J.A. [s.n.] Zeuxine heterosepala K000242187
[Zimter], F. [3] Zeuxine heterosepala K000242188
Chaves, M. [2], Congo Zeuxine heterosepala K000242189
Mann G. [2130], Cameroon Zeuxine heterosepala K000106606 Unknown type material
Stévart, T. [428], Sao Tome and Principe Zeuxine heterosepala K000453739

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 207 (1934)

Accepted by

  • Cribb, P., Gautier, L., Trigui, S. & Nusbaumer, L. (2011). Two new records of Orchidaceae from Madagascar, with an updated list of species shared with continental Africa Candollea 66: 411-416.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. & al. (2004). Flore du Gabon 36: 1-231. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. (2008). Orchidaceae of Ivory Coast Ruizia 20: 1-396.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Not accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull, 1934: 207.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cribb, P., Gautier, L., Trigui, S. & Nusbaumer, L. (2011). Two new records of Orchidaceae from Madagascar, with an updated list of species shared with continental Africa Candollea 66: 411-416.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Summerh. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1934: 207 (1934)
  • Summerh. in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 210 (1968).

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