FZ.56. Ansellia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Stout, epiphytic herb with spreading roots from which arise many erect bristly, litter-gathering roots. Pseudobulbs clustered, fusiform, ribbed, cane-like, several-noded, leafy towards the apex. Leaves large, plicate. Inflorescence a many-flowered, axillary panicle. Flowers yellow, heavily or lightly (rarely not at all) blotched red-brown. Sepals and petals ± similar, spreading. Lip 3-lobed, with 2-3 central longitudinal keels. Column with 4 pollinia.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Ansellia africana

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africana Lindl.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Ansellia:

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Flora of Botswana: Ansellia
Flora of Caprivi: Ansellia
Flora of Malawi: Ansellia
Flora of Mozambique: Ansellia
Flora of Zambia: Ansellia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ansellia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ansellia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=456, retrieved 23 October 2016

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