Platycoryne crocea (Schweinf. ex Rchb. f.) Rolfe

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Synonyms: Habenaria crocea Rchb.f.
Habenaria elegantula Kraenzl.
Habenaria ochrantha Schltr.
Platycoryne elegantula (Kraenzl.) Summerh.
Platycoryne heterophylla Summerh.
Platycoryne ochrantha (Schltr.) Summerh.
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: crocea: saffron-coloured, yellow
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 331.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 151 - 152.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 102. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 97.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 57 - 58. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 123. Also as Platycoryne heterophylla

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 150. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1958). African orchids XXV Kew Bulletin 13(1) Pages 69 - 71. also as Platycoryne heterophylla (protologue), P. elegantula and P. ochrantha

Summerhayes, V.S. (1964). African orchids XXIX Kew Bulletin 17(3) Pages 532 - 533.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 71 - 72. as subsp. elegantula and subsp. ochrantha; also as P. heterophylla (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Platycoryne crocea
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Platycoryne crocea
African Plant Database: Platycoryne crocea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Platycoryne crocea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Platycoryne crocea
JSTOR Plant Science: Platycoryne crocea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platycoryne crocea
Plants of the World Online: Platycoryne crocea
Tropicos: Platycoryne crocea
Wikipedia: Platycoryne crocea

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: Species information: Platycoryne crocea., retrieved 25 April 2024

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