Chamaeangis Schltr.

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

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

Description of the genus

Monopodial, epiphytic herbs, erect or pendent. Stem long or short, covered with old sheathing leaf bases. Leaves distichous, linear to oblanceolate, unequally 2-lobed at the apex, fleshy or coriaceous. Inflorescence densely many-flowered, often with 2–4 flowers in a whorl at each node. Flowers small, cream, green, yellowish or orange-coloured. Sepals and petals free, subsimilar, spreading; lip more or less entire, spurred at the base; spur cylindric. Column short, fleshy, without a foot; rostellum short, bifid; pollinia 2, globose.

Worldwide: c. 7 species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
odoratissima (Rchb. f.) Schltr.N
sarcophylla Schltr.N

Other sources of information about Chamaeangis:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Chamaeangis., retrieved 16 April 2024

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