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.

Microcoelia hirschbergii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
exilis Lindl.N,SLp,SDescription, Image
globulosa (Hochst.) L. Jonss.LpDescription, Image
hirschbergii Summerh. N,W,CCb,N,C,LkDescription, Image
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:

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

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: Microcoelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=446, retrieved 26 September 2023

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