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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe (Chimanimani Mountains).

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:2. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic or lithophytic herb; stem elongated, to c. 15 cm long, sometimes branched.
Morphology Roots
Roots mainly arising near base of stem, 1.2–3 mm in diameter, verrucose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, distichous, 7–11 cm × 4 mm, linear, obtuse at the apices, triangular in cross section to subterete, dark green, the upper surface punctate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence single-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel and Ovary
Pedicel and ovary to 5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts up to 5 × 2.5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, c. 7 cm in diameter, fleshy, white, slightly tinged with green and straw-colour.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 35–40 × 5–6 mm, narrowly lanceolate, acute; lateral sepals falcate towards the base and enclosing the base of the spur.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals to 35 × 4 mm, narrowly lanceolate, acute, somewhat reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip to 40 × 16 mm, narrowly ovate, long acute, concave; spur 10–14 cm long, very slender, pendent.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Angraecum chimanimaniense G.Will. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 51: 557 (1996)

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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0