Orthochilus adenoglossus (Lindl.) Bytebier

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Synonyms: Eulophia adenoglossa (Lindl.) Rchb. f.
Eulophia aristata Rendle
Eulophia nigricans Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: adenoglossus: literally, with a glandular tongue
Habitat: In grassland, dambos and Miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 58. As Eulophia adenoglossa

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 80. As Eulophia adenoglossa and E. aristata

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 503 - 504.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 306. (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 95. As Eulophia adenoglossa

Martos, F., Johnson, S.D., Peter, C.I & Bytebier, B. (2014). A molecular phylogeny reveals paraphyly of the large genus Eulophia (Orchidaceae): A case for the reinstatement of Orthochilus Taxon 63(1) Page 18.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 119. As Eulophia adenoglossa

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 115. As Eulophia adenoglossa (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 154 - 157. As Eulophia aristata and E. adenoglossa (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Orthochilus adenoglossus
Flora of Mozambique: Orthochilus adenoglossus
Flora of Zambia: Orthochilus adenoglossus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthochilus adenoglossus
African Plant Database: Orthochilus adenoglossus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Orthochilus adenoglossus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Orthochilus adenoglossus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Orthochilus adenoglossus
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iNaturalist: Orthochilus adenoglossus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthochilus adenoglossus
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthochilus adenoglossus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthochilus adenoglossus
Plants of the World Online: Orthochilus adenoglossus
Tropicos: Orthochilus adenoglossus
Wikipedia: Orthochilus adenoglossus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Orthochilus adenoglossus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119070, retrieved 15 April 2024

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