Microcoelia globulosa (Hochst.) L. Jonss.

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Microcoelia globulosa

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Microcoelia globulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Gussonea globulosa Ridl.
Microcoelia guyoniana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
Common names:
Status: Native
Leafless epiphytic herb. The silvery-grey roots radiate from a small stem and are nearly always unranked. Inflorescences several per plant, erect or spreading, mostly laxly 5-15-flowered. Flowers small, white with a apricot spur up to 3.5 mm.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine forest and Brachystegia woodland, preferring drier habitats than M. stolzii.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 1 April 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 429 - 431.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 84.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 279. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Microcoelia globulosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Microcoelia globulosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Microcoelia globulosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Microcoelia globulosa
Tropicos: Microcoelia globulosa

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: Microcoelia globulosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118880, retrieved 23 July 2019

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