Microcoelia megalorrhiza (Rchb. f.) Summerh.

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Microcoelia megalorrhiza

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small ravine along track west of Khodzue River Gorge.

Microcoelia megalorrhiza

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small ravine along track west of Khodzue River Gorge.

Microcoelia megalorrhiza

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small ravine along track west of Khodzue River Gorge.

Microcoelia megalorrhiza

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small ravine along track west of Khodzue River Gorge.

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Synonyms: Angorkis megalorrhiza (Rchb. f.) Kuntze
Angraecum megalorrhizum Rchb. f.
Epidorkis megalorrhiza (Rchb. f.) Kuntze
Gussonea megalorrhiza (Rchb. f.) Schltr.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Leafless epiphyte with distinctly verrucose grey-green roots up to 70 cm long and up to 4 mm wide, usually very loosely attached to the substrate. Inflorescences up to 10, erect or pendent, up to 13 cm long, fairly densely up to 20-flowered. Flowers glistening white with a orange-brown tip on the spur. Petals and sepals similar, 6-9 mm long, pointed; lip obscurely 3-lobed; spur 6-8 mm long straight or curved with a wide mouth.
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Habitat: Woodland and riverine thicket at hot, dry and low altitudes.
Altitude range: 100 - 200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Malawi distribution: S
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Content last updated: Friday 23 June 2017
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 432 - 433.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 280 - 281.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 53 - 54. (Includes a picture).

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Microcoelia megalorrhiza
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Microcoelia megalorrhiza
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Microcoelia megalorrhiza
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Microcoelia megalorrhiza
The Plant List (version 1.1): Microcoelia megalorrhiza
Tropicos: Microcoelia megalorrhiza


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Microcoelia megalorrhiza.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221120, retrieved 24 November 2017

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