Epipogium Borkh.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995) Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1)

Description of the genus

Leafless, saprophytic herb lacking chlorophyll; rhizome tuberous. Scape erect with a few basal sheaths; inflorescence terminal. Tepals free, subequal; lip spurred, concave with verrucose crests. Column and anther short; pollinia 2, each with a slender, curved caudicle. Capsule ovoid, pendulous, developing quickly.

Worldwide: 2 species, one in temperate Eurasia and one in the Old World tropics.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Epipogium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2454, retrieved 2 December 2023

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