Platycoryne isoetifolia P.J.Cribb

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Platycoryne isoetifolia

Flower
Sandy peat dambo with fine grasses, sedges and other orchids
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Platycoryne isoetifolia

Flower
Sandy peat dambo with fine grasses, sedges and other orchids
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Platycoryne isoetifolia

Flower
Sandy peat dambo with fine grasses, sedges and other orchids
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Platycoryne isoetifolia

Leaves
Sandy peat dambo with fine grasses, sedges and other orchids
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Habenaria sp. (Williamson 1199) of Williamson, Orch. S. Centr. Africa: 41 (1977).
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb 20-30 cm tall growing from tomentose ovoid tubers c. 10 x 7 mm; leaves 6-10, with up to 9 in basal tuft and 1-2 stem leaves; basal leaves 12-18 x 1-2 mm, narrowly lanceolate; stem leaves c. 10 mm long; inflorescence laxly 1-7 flowered; flowers green to yellow-green, suberect; bracts c. 7 mm long; ovary and pedicel c. 20 mm long, making an angle of almost 90 degree between ovary and pedicel; dorsal sepal erect, ovate, convex, 1.5 x 2 mm, lateral sepals lanceolate, falcate, attached to dorsal sepal, 4 x 1.5 mm; lip 6 mm long, 3-lobed at base; mid-lobe 6 x 2 mm, ligulate or slightly spathulate, obtuse; side lobes 3 x 1 mm, ligulate, obtuse; spur 15 mm long, pendent, slender but swollen at apex.
Type location:
Zambia, Shiwa Ngandu
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Wet to dry dambo
Altitude range: 1350 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Monday 23 December 2019
Literature:

Cribb, P.J. (1977). New orchids from South Central Africa Kew Bulletin 32(1) Pages 139 - 141. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 154.

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

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 41 - 42. As Habenaria sp. (Williamson 1199) (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Platycoryne isoetifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Platycoryne isoetifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Platycoryne isoetifolia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Platycoryne isoetifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Platycoryne isoetifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Platycoryne isoetifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platycoryne isoetifolia
Plants of the World Online: Platycoryne isoetifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Platycoryne isoetifolia
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Platycoryne isoetifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209250, retrieved 22 January 2020

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