Schizochilus cecilii Rolfe
subsp. cecilii

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Schizochilus cecilii subsp. cecilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani

Schizochilus cecilii subsp. cecilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani

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Synonyms: Schizochilus sp. no. 1 sensu Grosvenor (1976) (Ball 358)
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Small terrestrial herb, usually less than 30cm. Leaves, semi erect, clustered near the base of the stem, The inflorescence is characteristically curved and contains up to 40 small flowers, which are white or yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shallow soil over rock in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe: Nyanga area
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 49.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 70.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Pages 167 - 168.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 86. As Schizochilus cecilii and S. sp. no. 1

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 30 - 31.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 130.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 98.

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External websites:

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

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: Species information: Schizochilus cecilii subsp. cecilii., retrieved 9 December 2023

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