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This species is accepted, and its native range is Equatorial Guinea, Central & E. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf epiphytic herb; stem 4–22 cm long.
Morphology Roots
Roots arising along the stem, 0.5–1 mm in diameter, light grey.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, near apex of stem, 13–16 × 0.5–1 mm, linear, bilaterally flattened, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences arising below the roots, 1–1.5 cm long, 2–4-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very small, white or greenish-white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel and Ovary
Pedicel and ovary 2–3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts very small, sheathing.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals 2.7–3.5 × 1.3–1.5 mm, oblong or elliptic, obtuse; petals 2.5–2.7 × 0.7–0.8 mm, linear, subacute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3–3.5 × 1.5–2.5 mm, concave, oblong, truncate; spur conical, 1.8–2.3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column c. 1 mm long; rostellum 2-lobed; viscidium broadly lunate; stipes oblanceolate.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A dwarf scandent epiphyte with stems 4–22 cm. long, 0.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Roots
Roots prominent, much longer than the leaves, 0.5–1 mm. in diameter, grey.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves conduplicate-iridiform, linear, acute, 13–16 mm. long, 0.5–1 mm. wide, articulated to a leaf-sheath at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 10–14 mm. long, 2–4-flowered; peduncle 7–9 mm. long; bracts amplexicaul, ovate-triangular, 0.3–0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish white or white; pedicel and ovary 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 2.8–3 mm. long, 1.3–1.5 mm. wide; lateral sepals oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 2.8–3.2 mm. long, 1.3–1.4 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals linear, subacute, 2.5–2.7 mm. long, 0.7–0.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip concave, oblong, truncate, 3.2–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–1.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur conical, 1.8–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 0.8–1.2 mm. long; rostellum 2-lobed; viscidium broadly lunate; stipes oblanceolate.
Figures
Fig. 143.
Habitat
A twig epiphyte in montane forest, on shrubs in moss and on Podocarpus; 1800–2250 m.
Distribution
K6 T2 T3 T8

Native to:

Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Solenangis conica (Schltr.) L.Jonss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 12, 2012 Timberlake, J. [5863], Mozambique K000718699
Jan 31, 1984 Archer, P.G. [683], Kenya K000048926
Jan 31, 1984 Archer, P.G. [683], Kenya K000048925
Jan 1, 1979 Milne-Redhead, E. [9166], Tanzania K000048924
Jan 1, 1979 Cribb, P.J. [10130], Tanzania K000048919
Jan 1, 1979 Drewe, B. [12/58], Mozambique K000048911
Jan 1, 1979 Wild, H [4536], Zimbabwe K000048916 holotype
Jan 1, 1979 Wild, H [4439], Zimbabwe K000048914
Jan 1, 1979 Lord Methuen [M11], Zimbabwe K000048912
Jan 1, 1979 Chase, N.C. [7357], Zimbabwe K000048909
Jan 1, 1979 Holmes, W.D. [0152], Zimbabwe K000048908
Jan 1, 1979 Drummond, R.B. [2548], Tanzania K000048917
Jan 1, 1979 Moreau, W.M. [316], Tanzania K000048920
Jan 1, 1979 Wild, H [4439], Zimbabwe K000048913
Jan 1, 1979 Drummond, R.B. [2548], Tanzania K000048918
Jan 1, 1979 Eggeling, W.J. [885], Tanzania K000048921
Jan 1, 1979 Wild, H [4536], Zimbabwe K000048915 holotype
Jan 1, 1979 Greatrex, F.L. [29830], Zimbabwe K000048910
Tanner, L. [T 280], Tanzania 44367.000
Finney, A., Equatorial Guinea 48580.000
Hall, J. [T280], Tanzania K000048923
Finney, A. [s.n.], Equatorial Guinea K000048927
Gassner, A. [204], Malawi K000048906
Tanner, L. [T263], Tanzania K000048922
La Croix [670], Malawi K000048907
Wild, H. [4536], Zimbabwe Solenangis angustifolia 10457.000 Unknown type material
Moreau, W.M. [316], Tanzania Solenangis angustifolia 10464.000
Wild, H. [4439], Zimbabwe Solenangis angustifolia 10465.000
Drummond, R.B. [2548], Tanzania Solenangis angustifolia 12130.000
Gassner, A. [204], Malawi Solenangis angustifolia 46492.000
Greatrex, F.C. [29830], Zimbabwe Solenangis angustifolia 8451.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9166], Tanzania Solenangis angustifolia 8452.000

First published in Bot. Not. 132: 382 (1979)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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

  • L. Jonsson in Bot. Notis. 132: 382 (1979).

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