FZ.2. Platylepis A. Rich

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs. Stems creeping at the base. Leaves petiolate, ovate, sheathing at the base; upper leaves sheath-like. Bracts prominent, broad, glandular-hairy. Sepals free. Petals partly fused to dorsal sepal; lip partly joined tothe column, reflexed at apex, saccate at base.

Worldwide: 10 species from tropical Africa to the Seychelles

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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glandulosa (Lindl.) Rchb. f.[LR-lc]EDescription

Other sources of information about Platylepis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Platylepis
Flora of Mozambique: Platylepis
Flora of Zambia: Platylepis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Platylepis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Platylepis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Platylepis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Platylepis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Platylepis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Platylepis
JSTOR Plant Science: Platylepis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platylepis
Plants of the World Online: Platylepis
Tropicos: Platylepis
Wikipedia: Platylepis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Platylepis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=402, retrieved 20 May 2024

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