FZ.45. Diaphananthe Schltr.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic, herbs with monopodial growth. Stem covered with old leaf bases. Roots numerous, arising along stem, often with prominent white streaks. Pseudobulbs 0. Leaves distichous. Flowers translucent, usually white, yellowish or greenish, less often pinkish or purplish. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely lobed; margin often erose. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
densiflora (Summerh.) Summerh. Nw,C
fragrantissima (Rchb. f.) Schltr.CbDescription, Image
kamerunensis (Schltr.) Schltr.Nw
oxycentron P.J.Cribb [NrEnd]EMc
pulchella Summerh. N,WNw,N
rutila (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,WNw,McDescription, Image
xanthopollinia (Rchb. f.) Summerh.NwDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Diaphananthe:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Diaphananthe
Flora of Mozambique: Diaphananthe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diaphananthe

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diaphananthe
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diaphananthe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Diaphananthe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diaphananthe
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diaphananthe
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Diaphananthe

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Diaphananthe.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=445, retrieved 16 June 2019

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