Solenangis conica (Schltr.) L. Jonss.

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Solenangis conica

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Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Angraecum conicum Schltr.
Microcoelia conica (Schltr.) Summerh.
Solenangis angustifolia Summerh.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
A tiny epiphyte. The stem is relatively long and somewhat scrambling, bearing roots along most of the length. Leaves several near the apex of the stem, linear, up to 1.6 cm, needle-like. Flowers are produced in 1 to 5 inflorescences of 2-3 small white flowers, which are fragrant at night.
Derivation of specific name: conica: conical
Habitat: Among mosses and lichens on trees in mist-belt forest, where it particularly favours Podocarpus latifolius as a host.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Equatirial Guinea
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 206 - 207. as Solenangis angustifolia (Includes a picture).

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 443 - 444. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 127. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 285 - 286. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 393. as Microcoelia conica


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Solenangis conica., retrieved 23 February 2018

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