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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect epiphyte with a 7–11 cm. long stem covered by persistent leaf-bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots in lower half of stem, 1.5–2 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves coriaceous, conduplicate, linear-ligulate, unequally roundly bilobed at the apex, 15–20 cm. long, 1.7–2.5 cm. wide, articulated to conduplicate leaf-bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences spreading, axillary, 18–27 cm. long, 4–8-flowered; bracts scarious, ovate-oblong, obtuse, 8–11 mm. long, brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white with a greenish orange spur; pedicel and ovary 6–9 cm. long, ovary slightly pustular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals recurved, linear, acute or acuminate, 3.4–4 cm. long, 3.5–4.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals reflexed, linear, acuminate, 3.4–3.8 cm. long, 4 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip recurved, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, 3–4.2 cm. long, 7–11 mm. wide, with distal margins erose-denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur filiform, pendent, wide mouthed, 16–19 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column slender, porrect, 2–2.7 cm. long, minutely puberulent in basal half; stipites obovate, rugulose; viscidium ovate-cordate.
Figures
Pl. 7. Fig. 139.
Habitat
Epiphytic in montane and riverine forest; 400–1400 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T6 T8

Native to:

Tanzania

Ypsilopus schliebenii (Mansf.) D'haijère & Stévart appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cribb, P. [11087], Tanzania Barombia schliebenii 41049.000
Jul 1, 1989 Spurrier [89], Tanzania Rangaeris schliebenii K000317087
la Croix, I. [1197], Tanzania Rangaeris schliebenii 61087.000
Cribb, P.J. [11087], Tanzania Rangaeris schliebenii K000317092
Cribb, P.J. [11087], Tanzania Rangaeris schliebenii K000317093
Cribb, P.J. [11087], Tanzania Rangaeris schliebenii K000317088

First published in Taxon 68: 467 (2019)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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