Roeperocharis Rchb. f.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995) Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1)

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herb with tuberous roots, leafy stem and terminal inflorescence. Flowers green; sepals and petals free. Lip free, 3-lobed (rarely entire), with cylindric spur. Column erect; pollinaria.

Worldwide: 5 species from Ethiopia to Malawi and Mozambique.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Roeperocharis wentzeliana

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bennettiana Rchb.f. EMcDescription, Image
wentzeliana Kraenzl.[LR-lc]EMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Roeperocharis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Roeperocharis
Flora of Mozambique: Roeperocharis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Roeperocharis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Roeperocharis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Roeperocharis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Roeperocharis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Roeperocharis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Roeperocharis
JSTOR Plant Science: Roeperocharis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Roeperocharis
Plants of the World Online: Roeperocharis
Tropicos: Roeperocharis
Wikipedia: Roeperocharis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Roeperocharis., retrieved 9 December 2023

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