Angraecopsis trifurca (Rchb. f.) Schltr.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Epiphytic or lithophytic herb, with a very short stem. Leaves c. 4, 12-21 cm long and linear. Inflorescence 6-7 flowered. Flowers deep cream to light brown. Lip 3-lobed in the basal half; side lobes shorter than mid-lobe; spur 13-16 mm long.
Notes: This species is, in Zimbabwe, known only from an old record from the Nyahode Valley, south of the Chimanimani Mts (A.O. Crook 398, 1951). It is otherwise known from the Comoro Islands, more than 2000 km away. It has not been found again.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in evergreen forest on trees and mossy boulders in deep shade.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Comoro Islands, Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Extinct?
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.

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) Page 398.

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

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 trifurca., retrieved 20 July 2019

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