FZ.36. Taeniophyllum Blume

Description of the genus

Leafless epiphytes. Stems simple. Roots many, capable of photosynthesizing. Inflorescences axillary racemes. Flowers resupinate; sepals and petals similar, united for most of their length; lip free, spurred. Anther erect with 4 pollinia in 2 pairs, one pair of which is greater than the other. Stipes and viscidium 1.

Similar to Microcoelia, but that genus has 2 pollinia per flower.

Worldwide: C. 170 species in Asia and Australasia; one species in tropical Africa occurring in Ghana, DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Taeniophyllum coxii

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coxii (Summerh.) Summerh.EDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Taeniophyllum

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

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: Taeniophyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=436, retrieved 15 April 2024

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