FZ.52. Ypsilopus Summerh.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, rarely lithophytic, herb with monopodial growth. Pseudobulbs 0. Stem bearing pointed persistent leaf bases. Leaves forming a fan. Inflorescences racemose, arising from the stem base. Flowers white; spur greenish. Sepals and petals ± similar. Lip entire to obscurely 3-lobed, spurred. Pollinia 2. Stipes Y-shaped.

Worldwide: 14 species in Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
erectus (P.J. Cribb) P.J. Cribb & J.L. StewartN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ypsilopus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ypsilopus
Flora of Malawi: Ypsilopus
Flora of Mozambique: Ypsilopus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ypsilopus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ypsilopus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=452, retrieved 24 May 2024

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