1648.030 Graphorkis Thouars

GRAPHORCHIS Thouars

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998) Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2)

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, sympodial herbs. Pseudobulbs clustered, with several nodes, partly covered by fibrous leaf bases; roots of two types, some attached to substrate and some aerial, erect. Leaves developing after flowering, petiolate, narrowly elliptic, acute or acuminate, thin-textured, plicate. Inflorescence paniculate, many-flowered; flowers resupinate, yellowish, marked with brown or purple. Sepals and petals free; lip 3-lobed, spurred at the base; disk with 2 keels. Column with hirsute basal auricles; pollinia 2, waxy, sessile.

Worldwide: Five species, one in tropical Africa and four in Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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lurida (Sw.) KuntzeWNw

Other sources of information about Graphorkis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Graphorkis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Graphorkis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Graphorkis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Graphorkis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Graphorkis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Graphorkis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Graphorkis.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2394, retrieved 20 November 2017

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