Platycoryne macroceras Summerh.

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Platycoryne macroceras

Dambo/Grassland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Platycoryne macroceras

Dambo/Grassland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Platycoryne macroceras

Dambo/Grassland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Platycoryne macroceras

Dambo/Grassland
Kapishya Hot Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 20-40 cm tall; tubers ovoid, up to 17 x 10 mm, villous; leaves 3-6, spaced along the stem basal, up to 7 x 0.4 cm; inflorescence 1-flowered, rarely 2-flowered; pedicel 4-8 cm long; ovary 1.5 cm long; bracts 2-2.5 cm long; flowers cream to creamy white, rarely red; dorsal sepal erect, 11.5-12 x 8-9 mm, ovate, convex, rounded at the apex or apiculate; lateral sepals spreading, 13-14 x 4-5 mm, curved-lanceolate, oblique; petals 11.5 x 7-8.5 mm, curved, obliquely triangular-ovate, adnate to dorsal sepal; lip entire, deflexed or incurved, 14.5-18 x 3.5-4.5 mm, ligulate with a narrow base, longitudinally convex; spur 5.5-7 cm long, pendent, swollen at apex; anther 5.5 mm high, canals very short; stigmatic arms 3 mm long.
Type location:
Zambia, Mwinilunga
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Habitat: Dry grassland and open dambos, in damp sand amongst grass
Altitude range: 1500 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and DRC
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 July 2017
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 156.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Platycoryne macroceras
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Platycoryne macroceras
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Platycoryne macroceras
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Platycoryne macroceras
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Platycoryne macroceras
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Platycoryne macroceras
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Platycoryne macroceras
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Platycoryne macroceras
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Platycoryne macroceras
Ispot Southern Africa: Platycoryne macroceras
JSTOR Plant Science: Platycoryne macroceras
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Platycoryne macroceras
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Platycoryne macroceras
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platycoryne macroceras
The Plant List (version 1.1): Platycoryne macroceras
Tropicos: Platycoryne macroceras


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: Species information: Platycoryne macroceras.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209270, retrieved 25 September 2017

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