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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe (Chimanimani Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous terrestrial herb 18–25 cm tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 7, 5–7 × 0.4–1 cm, linear or oblong, the lowermost 3–4 semi-erect, the upper more or less sheathing and bract-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2–3.5 × 1.5 cm, densely several-flowered; pedicel and ovary 6–8 mm long; bracts 9 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bright yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals ± deflexed, slightly longer and wider than the dorsal sepal. Dorsal sepal erect, 3–3.5 mm long, oblong and cucullate at apex, forming a hood with the petals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 3 × 2 mm, obliquely ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3 × 2.5 mm, wedge-shaped, 3-lobed in the apical third; mid-lobe c. 0.7 mm long, cucullate and rounded or truncate at the apex; side lobes shorter, cucullate at the apex; spur 11–12 mm long, slender, slightly curved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column very short, less than 2 mm long; anther erect; rostellum obscure.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Schizochilus calcaratus P.J.Cribb & la Croix appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 17, 1992 Whellan, J.A. [2211B], Zimbabwe K000415519 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 48: 364 (1993)

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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