Malaxis schliebenii (Mansf.) 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.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, also D.R.Congo and Malawi
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 284 - 285. (Includes a picture).

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Malaxis schliebenii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Malaxis schliebenii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Malaxis schliebenii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Malaxis schliebenii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Malaxis schliebenii
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Ispot Southern Africa: Malaxis schliebenii
JSTOR Plant Science: Malaxis schliebenii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Malaxis schliebenii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Malaxis schliebenii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Malaxis schliebenii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Malaxis schliebenii
Tropicos: Malaxis schliebenii

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 schliebenii., retrieved 18 July 2019

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