FZ.54. Oeceoclades Lindl.


La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998) Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2)

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs, rarely epiphytic. Pseudobulbs set close together, ovoid to fusiform, 1–3-leaved at the apex. Leaves coriaceous, often variegated, usually petiolate with the petiole articulated above the base. Inflorescence arising from base of the pseudobulb, simple or branched, several- to many-flowered. Flowers resupinate, relatively small, thin-textured. Sepals and petals free, variously spreading, ± similar, the petals usually shorter and broader than the sepals. Lip spurred, 3-lobed, the mid-lobe usually 2-lobed or emarginate so that the lip appears 4-lobed.Column erect, rather short, oblique at the base; pollinia 2, ovoid or pyriform.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical, subtropical Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
maculata (Lindl.) Lindl.N
saundersiana (Rchb. f.) Garay & P. TaylorWNwImage

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Oeceoclades
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oeceoclades
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oeceoclades
JSTOR Plant Science: Oeceoclades
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oeceoclades
Plants of the World Online: Oeceoclades
Tropicos: Oeceoclades
Wikipedia: Oeceoclades

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: Oeceoclades.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=454, retrieved 13 June 2024

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