FZ.45. Diaphananthe Schltr.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic, herbs with monopodial growth. Stem covered with old leaf bases. Roots numerous, arising along stem, often with prominent white streaks. Pseudobulbs 0. Leaves distichous. Flowers translucent, usually white, yellowish or greenish, less often pinkish or purplish. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely lobed; margin often erose. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Diaphananthe rutila

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fragrantissima (Rchb. f.) Schltr.[CR]EDescription, Image
kamerunensis (Schltr.) Schltr.[CR]?
rutila (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,EDescription, Image
sp.no.1. (Ball 657) of Grosvenor in Excelsa 6: 80 (1976)E
stolzii Schltr.E
subsimplex Summerh.E
xanthopollinia (Rchb. f.) Summerh.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Diaphananthe:

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Flora of Malawi: Diaphananthe
Flora of Mozambique: Diaphananthe
Flora of Zambia: Diaphananthe

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Diaphananthe.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=445, retrieved 10 December 2023

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