Description of the genus

Epiphytic herb; stem to 20 cm, often curved; leaves to 12, linear, 7-20x0,5-1,4 cm, articulated at base, apex unequally 2-lobed, lobes obscurely toothed; inflorescence a dense head, 1-4 cm long and wide, many-flowered, bracts 0,6-1,2 cm long; flowers white; tepals oblong-elliptic, rounded, 3,2-4,8-1,3-2 mm; lip concave, broadly ovate, rounded, 3-4,5x2,4-3,5 mm, margins undulate; spur slender, 4,5-6 mm long, almost straight, swollen at apex.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Ancistrorhynchus:

External websites:

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

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: Ancistrorhynchus., retrieved 4 December 2023

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