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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External websites:

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

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: Cribbia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2392, retrieved 4 December 2023

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