FZ.43. Calyptrochilum Kraenzl.

Description of the genus

Monopodial epiphytes. Leaves alternate, fleshy. Inflorescences short, dense with zigzag rhachis. Flowers white. Sepals slightly shorter than petals but otherwise similar. Lip 3-lobed, spurred, the spur abruptly geniculate in the middle and dilated at the apex. Rostellum prominent. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Calyptrochilum christyanum

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christyanum (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,CDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Calyptrochilum
Flora of Mozambique: Calyptrochilum
Flora of Zambia: Calyptrochilum

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Calyptrochilum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=443, retrieved 3 October 2022

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