FZ.52. Ypsilopus Summerh.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, rarely lithophytic, herb with monopodial growth. Pseudobulbs 0. Stem bearing pointed persistent leaf bases. Leaves forming a fan. Inflorescences racemose, arising from the stem base. Flowers white; spur greenish. Sepals and petals ± similar. Lip entire to obscurely 3-lobed, spurred. Pollinia 2. Stipes Y-shaped.

Worldwide: 4 species in eastern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Ypsilopus erectus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
erectus (P.J. Cribb) P.J. Cribb & J.L. StewartC,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ypsilopus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Ypsilopus
Flora of Mozambique: Ypsilopus
Flora of Zambia: Ypsilopus

External websites:

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

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: Ypsilopus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=452, retrieved 29 January 2023

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