Schizochilus sulphureus Schltr.

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Frequency: Very local
Status: Native
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Habitat: In damp grassland, often after fire or growing in moss in seepage areas over rock.
Altitude range: Above 1800 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia (Nyika only).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
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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 335. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 31 - 32. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 36 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 124.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 389.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 141.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 27 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 35 - 36. (Includes a picture).

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

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: Species information: Schizochilus sulphureus., retrieved 27 September 2023

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