Nephrangis Summerh.

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

Description of the genus

Epiphytic monopodial herbs. Stem long, leafy, simple or branching. Leaves distichous, needle-shaped. Inflorescences arising along the stem opposite the leaves, 1–6-flowered, shorter than the leaves. Flowers small, translucent, brownish or green-brown. Sepals and petals spreading or reflexed; lip spurred. Column short; rostellum elongate, shortly recurved at the apex; pollinia 2, ellipsoid.

Worldwide: A single species Widely distributed in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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filiformis (Kraenzl.) Summerh.WNwDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nephrangis:

External websites:

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

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: Nephrangis., retrieved 9 December 2023

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