Orthochilus aurantiacus (Rolfe) Bytebier

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Orthochilus aurantiacus

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Orthochilus aurantiacus

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Orthochilus aurantiacus

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

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Synonyms: Eulophia aurantiaca Rolfe
Common names:
Notes: Not in Zimb. in FZ
Derivation of specific name: aurantiaca: orange-coloured
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 58. As Eulophia aurantiaca

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

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

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 aurantiaca

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 aurantiaca

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 156 - 157. As Eulophia aurantiaca (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthochilus aurantiacus
African Plant Database: Orthochilus aurantiacus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Orthochilus aurantiacus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthochilus aurantiacus
Plants of the World Online: Orthochilus aurantiacus
Tropicos: Orthochilus aurantiacus
Wikipedia: Orthochilus aurantiacus

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 aurantiacus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119100, retrieved 28 February 2024

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