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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A pendent epiphyte with a short stem up to 4 cm. long.
Morphology Roots
Roots 2 mm. in diameter, white.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves conduplicate, linear, acute or subacute, 5–25(–50) cm. long, 1.5–3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences pendent, 3–8 cm. long, 2–9-flowered; bracts broadly ovate-triangular, acute or obtuse, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, with greenish tips to the segments; pedicel and ovary scabrid, 9–12 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, 6–7.3 mm. long, 2.5–3.8 mm. wide; lateral sepals obliquely ovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 6–9.2 mm. long, 2.1–3.1 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals lanceolate, acuminate, 5.5–6.7 mm. long, 1.9–2.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip slightly recurved, obscurely 3-lobed in the middle, ovate to subrhombic, acute and fleshy at the apex, 6.5–7.5 mm. long, 2–3.7 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur slender, cylindrical, pendent-decurved, 3.5–4.2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 1.7–2.3 mm. long; viscidium reniform.
Figures
Pl. 8.
Habitat
Epiphyte in montane rain-forest and montane juniper forest; also in plantations on Grevillea; 1450–2400 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K3 K4 K6 T3

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Ypsilopus longifolius (Kraenzl.) Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drummond, R.B. [2780], Tanzania 10486.000
Kenya 10487.000
Copley, H. [115], Kenya 10488.000
Kenya 12659.000
Kenya 13831.000
Williamson, G. [422], Zambia 32571.000
Cribb, P.J., Kenya 44799.000
Tweedie, E.M. [685], Kenya 8484.000
Tanner, L. [34], Tanzania K000390301
Leyser, E.A. de [246], Tanzania K000390306
Moreau, W.M. [831], Tanzania K000390309
Moreau, W.M. [158], Kenya K000390315
Moreau, W.M. [175], Tanzania K000390303
Archbold, M.E. [2044], Tanzania K000390312
Kisena, C.M. [827], Tanzania K000390311
Moreau, W.M. [158], Kenya K000390313
Copley, H. [115], Kenya K000390317
Spurrier [126], Tanzania K000390305
Leakey, D.G.B. [8540], Kenya K000390316
Tweedie [685], Kenya K000390314
Mcloughlin, A.G. [83], Tanzania K000390310
Moreau, W.M. [831], Tanzania K000390308
Drummond, R.B. [2780], Tanzania K000390302
Moreau, W.M. [175], Tanzania K000390304
Madagascar Angraecum graminifolium 25661.000

First published in Kew Bull. 4: 440 (1949)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J. Stewart in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 796 (1974).
  • Piers, Orch. E. Afr., ed. 2: 298 (1968).
  • Summerh. in Kew Bulletin 4: 440 (1949).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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