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
Insects associated with this species:
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Pages 167 - 168.

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.

Other sources of information about Schizochilus cecilii subsp. cecilii:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schizochilus cecilii
African Plant Database: Schizochilus cecilii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Schizochilus cecilii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schizochilus cecilii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schizochilus cecilii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schizochilus cecilii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schizochilus cecilii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schizochilus cecilii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Schizochilus cecilii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schizochilus cecilii
Ispot Southern Africa: Schizochilus cecilii
JSTOR Plant Science: Schizochilus cecilii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizochilus cecilii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Schizochilus cecilii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schizochilus cecilii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Schizochilus cecilii
Tropicos: Schizochilus cecilii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schizochilus cecilii subsp. cecilii., retrieved 16 July 2019

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