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
Other sources of information about Ansellia:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Ansellia pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): AnselliaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AnselliaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AnselliaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AnselliaKew Herbarium catalogue
: AnselliaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ansellia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=456, retrieved 20 May 2013