FZ.46. Microcoelia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, rarely lithophytic, herbs. Pseudobulbs 0. Stems bearing numerous scales and roots. Leaves always 0. Inflorescences axillary, racemose. Flowers small, usually white but may be tinged with pink, brown or green. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, spurred. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical and S Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Microcoelia stolzii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corallina Summerh.[CR]EDescription
exilis Lindl.N,E,SDescription, Image
globulosa (Hochst.) L. Jonss.N,CDescription, Image
moreauae L. Jonss.E
stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microcoelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Microcoelia
Flora of Mozambique: Microcoelia
Flora of Zambia: Microcoelia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Microcoelia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=446, retrieved 28 August 2016

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