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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A small epiphyte with a short stem ± 4 cm. long.
Morphology Roots
Roots elongate, 2–2.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ligulate, unequally roundly bilobed at the apex, 5–7 cm. long, 8–9 mm. wide, twisted at the base to lie in one plane.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 4–5.5 cm. long, 6–10-flowered; bracts broadly triangular-ovate, obtuse, 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, subcampanulate; pedicel and ovary scabrid, 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal oblong, rounded or obtuse, 5.5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide; lateral sepals oblique, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 5.5–6 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals elliptic, obtuse, 5.5–6 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, slightly erose on the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip concave, oblong-flabellate, obtuse, 8.5–9 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide, with erose apical margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur cylindrical, tapering to the apex from a broader mouth, 13–14 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 2–2.4 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 159, p. 627.
Habitat
Epiphyte in montane rain-forest; 2200–2300 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Ypsilopus leedalii P.J.Cribb appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leedal, G.P. [5135], Tanzania 49237.000 holotype
Leedal, G.P. [2625], Tanzania 49604.000 holotype
Leedal, G.P. [5135], Tanzania K000306408
Leedal, G.P. [2625], Tanzania K000390300

First published in Kew Bull. 40: 417 (1985)

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

  • Cribb in Kew Bulletin 40: 417 (1985).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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