Angraecopsis parviflora (Thouars) Schltr.

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Angraecopsis parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Angraecopsis parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Norseland, Vumba

Angraecopsis parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Norseland, Vumba

Angraecopsis parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Norseland, Vumba

Angraecopsis parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Norseland, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Epiphytic herb, with a short stem. Leaves 5-10, fleshy, up to 25 cm and linear, very unequally lobed at the apex. Inflorescence spirally arranged on a long, slender peduncle. Flowers, c. 7 mm across, pale greenish-white. Lip distinctly 3-lobed; spur 5-15 mm.
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small-flowered
Habitat: In mixed evergreen and riverine forest, often growing fairly low on tree trunks.
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique; also Madagascar and the Mascarene Is.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 29 September 2006

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 128.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 396 - 398. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 258. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 131.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

Other sources of information about Angraecopsis parviflora:

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Flora of Malawi: Angraecopsis parviflora
Flora of Mozambique: Angraecopsis parviflora

External websites:

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

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: Angraecopsis parviflora., retrieved 18 July 2019

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