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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi to Zimbabwe.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb 12–24 cm tall; stem creeping at the base and rooting at the nodes, the upper part erect, leafy, covered with white spots, 4–5 mm in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 8, spirally arranged, light green with reticulate veining; lamina 2.6–6 × 1.3–2.6 cm, ovate, acute, glabrous; petiole 1–2 cm long, widening into a sheathing base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal; rhachis 3–7 cm long, laxly 3–8-flowered with flowers more or less secund; ovary and pedicel 8–9 mm long; bracts up to 8 mm long, ovate, acuminate, margins ciliate.
Morphology General Indumentum
Peduncle, rhachis, ovary, bracts and sepals densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal 6–7 × 3–3.5 mm, ovate, convex; lateral sepals 5–7 × 1.8–2.5 mm, obliquely lanceolate or ovate. Sepals green, petals brownish, lip white, orange or yellow at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–6 × 2–2.2 mm, adnate to the dorsal sepal and forming a hood with it.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 6–8 mm long; hypochile narrow and channelled; epichile 3–3.5 mm long and 5.5–7 mm wide, transversely oblong, slightly emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 3–3.5 mm long, including rostellum.

Native to:

Malawi, Zimbabwe

Zeuxine ballii P.J.Cribb appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 10, 2002 McLoughlin, A.J. [8], Tanzania K000049448
Ball, J. [815] 30975.000 isotype
la Croix, I. [852], Malawi 50948.000
La Croix, I.F. [852], Malawi K000048623
Ball, J.S. [815], Zimbabwe K000049446 Unknown type material
La Croix, I.F. [852], Malawi K000048622
Ball, J.S. [815], Zimbabwe K000049447 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 32: 150 (1977)

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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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
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