1830.020 Cribbia Senghas

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

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998) Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2)

Description of the genus

Small epiphytic or lithophytic monopodial herbs with slender roots. Leaves distichous, twisted at the base to lie in one plane, articulated at the base to persistent, imbricate leaf sheaths. Inflorescence racemose, laxly few- to many-flowered. Flowers small to medium-sized, translucent, white, greenish or straw-orange in colour. Sepals and petals free, lip entire, spurred at the base. Column terete; rostellum short, 3-lobed, the mid-lobe slightly longer than the side lobes, pendent; pollinia 2, subglobose, very small.

Worldwide: Four species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brachyceras (Summerh.) SenghasWNw,Cb

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cribbia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cribbia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cribbia
Wikipedia: Cribbia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cribbia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cribbia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cribbia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2392, retrieved 16 August 2022

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