Rangaeris amaniensis (Kraenzl.) Summerh.

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Rangaeris amaniensis

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Rangaeris amaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper part of Hill Complex, Great Zimbabwe

Rangaeris amaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper part of Hill Complex, Great Zimbabwe

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Robust epiphyte or lithophyte. One or two inflorescences arise from the axils of upper leaves, each bearing up to 12 near-white flowers with, straight, apricot-coloured spurs, up to 15 cm long. The flowers are sweetly scented at night.
Notes: It is a localised species in Zimbabwe, only known from a few locations in the South-Central part of the country.
Derivation of specific name: amaniensis: of Amani, a German Botanical Reseach Station in Tanzania, where the type was collected.
Habitat: In rocky areas in open woodland, favouring Parinari curatellifolia as a host tree.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Eritrea, Ethiopia, East Africa and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 16 February 2012

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 202 - 203. (Includes a picture).

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 85.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 52.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 440 - 442. (Includes a picture).

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.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 75 - 77. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rangaeris amaniensis
African Plant Database: Rangaeris amaniensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rangaeris amaniensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rangaeris amaniensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rangaeris amaniensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rangaeris amaniensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Rangaeris amaniensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rangaeris amaniensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Rangaeris amaniensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rangaeris amaniensis
Plants of the World Online: Rangaeris amaniensis
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Wikipedia: Rangaeris amaniensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rangaeris amaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118930, retrieved 2 February 2023

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