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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Morphology General Habit
Plants slender, 15–25 cm tall.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Basal sheaths 2, white to hyaline, up to 3 cm long, obtuse, apiculate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 8–12, scattered on the stem, the lower 2–5 semi-erect, 3–8 cm long, narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, the remaining leaves more or less sheathing, c. 1 cm long, lanceolate, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence semi-dense, 2–8 cm long, 20–30-flowered, nodding; bracts 5–7 mm long, narrowly acute or acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 5 mm in diameter, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, 3-nerved, 4.5–6.5 mm long, acute to apiculate; dorsal sepal elliptic, concave; lateral sepals somewhat longer than the dorsal sepal, oblique, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, shallowly concave.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1-nerved, 2.5–4 mm long, obliquely ovate-rhomboid, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 4–6.5 mm long; epichile 3-lobed, central lobe 1–2.5 mm long, lateral lobes c. half as long; disk with 3 obscure calli; spur 1.5–2 mm long, subclavate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther c. 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 5–7 mm long.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Schizochilus lepidus Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 6, 1959 Wild, H. [4471], Mozambique K000415515 holotype
Wild, H. [4471], Mozambique 21603.000

First published in Kew Bull. 14: 130 (1960)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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