Malaxis prorepens (Kraenzl.) Summerh.

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Status: Native
Dwarf, mostly terrestrial orchid with creeping rhizomes or fusiform tuberous roots, broad plicate (pleated) leaves and terminal inflorescences, flowering with the leaves. The flowers are small and the lip (the unpaired petal) is without a spur.
Type location:
Sierra Leone
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Worldwide distribution: Sierra Leone. Also in West Africa, Ethiopie, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
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Cribb, P.J. (1978). A synopsis of Malaxis (Orchidaceae) in Africa Kew Bulletin 32(4) Page 740.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 284.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 122.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Malaxis prorepens., retrieved 20 June 2024

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