Malaxis weberbaueriana (Kraenzl.) Summerh.

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Synonyms: Malaxis stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.
Malaxis welwitschii (Rchb. f.) ined.
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Status: Native
Dwarf, mostly terrestrial orchid with creeping rhizomes or fusiform tuberous roots, broad plicate (pleated) leaves and terminal inflorescences, flowering with the leaves. The flowers are small and the lip (the unpaired petal) is without a spur.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, also in Bioko, D.R.Congo, Kenia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Cribb, P.J. (1978). A synopsis of Malaxis (Orchidaceae) in Africa Kew Bulletin 32(4) Page 740.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 67.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 84. As Malaxis stolzii

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 284 - 286.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 181. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I.F. & La Croix T.M. (1983). Orchids of Bvumbwe The Society of Malawi Journal 36(2) Page 17.

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 97.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 122. Also as Malaxis stolzii

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 146.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 110 - 111. as Malaxis stolzii (Includes a picture).

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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: Species information: Malaxis weberbaueriana., retrieved 21 April 2024

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