FZ.16. Platycoryne Rchb. f.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1958) African orchids XXV Kew Bulletin 13(1) 57-87

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs with leafy unbranched stems. Flowers resupinate, usually bright orange (sometimes yellow or greenish-orange). Sepals free, the dorsal sepal forming a hood with the petals. Lip entire or 3-lobed, spurred. Column erect. Rostellum large.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 6 taxa.

Platycoryne pervillei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananiana (Kraenzl.) RolfeN,C,SDescription, Image
crocea (Schweinf. ex Rchb. f.) RolfeN
mediocris Summerh.N,C,SDescription, Image
pervillei Rchb. f.SDescription, Image
protearum (Rchb. f.) Rolfe var. protearum N
protearum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe var. recurvirostra G.Will. NDescription

Other sources of information about Platycoryne:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Platycoryne
Flora of Mozambique: Platycoryne
Flora of Zambia: Platycoryne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Platycoryne

External websites:

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

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: Platycoryne.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=416, retrieved 21 February 2024

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