FZ.46. Microcoelia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, rarely lithophytic, herbs. Pseudobulbs 0. Stems bearing numerous scales and roots. Leaves always 0. Inflorescences axillary, racemose. Flowers small, usually white but may be tinged with pink, brown or green. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, spurred. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
exilis Lindl.N,SLp,SDescription, Image
globulosa (Hochst.) L. Jonss.LpDescription, Image
hirschbergii Summerh. Cb,N,C,Lk
koehleri (Schltr.) Summerh. Lp,C
macrorrhynchia (Schltr.) Summerh. WNw
stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.Lp,McDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microcoelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Microcoelia
Flora of Mozambique: Microcoelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microcoelia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Microcoelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=446, retrieved 10 August 2020

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