Malaxis katangensis Summerh.
var. katangensis

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Malaxis katangensis var. katangensis

Undisturbed miombo woodland
Kalengwa Mine area
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Malaxis katangensis var. katangensis

Undisturbed miombo woodland
Kalengwa Mine area
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Malaxis katangensis var. katangensis

Undisturbed miombo woodland
Kalengwa Mine area
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
Description:
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.
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DRC
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Worldwide distribution: D.R.Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Tanzania and Malawi
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Content last updated: Monday 13 May 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329. as Malaxis katangensis (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P.J. (1978). A synopsis of Malaxis (Orchidaceae) in Africa Kew Bulletin 32(4) Page 739.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 283.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 180. as Malaxis katangensis (Includes a picture).

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

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 111 - 112. as Malaxis katangensis (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Malaxis katangensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Malaxis katangensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Malaxis katangensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Malaxis katangensis
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Malaxis katangensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Malaxis katangensis var. katangensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209720, retrieved 22 September 2019

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