FZ.47. Mystacidium Lindl.

Description of the genus

Small epiphytic herbs with monopodial growth. Pseudobulbs 0. Stems short, with dense sheathing leaf bases. Leaves distichous. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers white or greenish-white, translucent. Sepals and petals ± equal. Lip entire or 3-lobed, spurred. Spur tapering from a wide mouth.

Worldwide: 9 species in eastern and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Mystacidium tanganyikense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gracile Harv.E
tanganyikense Summerh.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mystacidium:

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Flora of Malawi: Mystacidium
Flora of Mozambique: Mystacidium
Flora of Zambia: Mystacidium

External websites:

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

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: Mystacidium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=447, retrieved 5 March 2024

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