FZ.46. Microcoelia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, rarely lithophytic, herbs. Pseudobulbs 0. Stems bearing numerous scales and roots. Leaves always 0. Inflorescences axillary, racemose. Flowers small, usually white but may be tinged with pink, brown or green. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, spurred. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corallina Summerh.SDescription
exilis Lindl.C,SDescription, Image
globulosa (Hochst.) L. Jonss.NDescription, Image
koehleri (Schltr.) Summerh.
megalorrhiza (Rchb. f.) Summerh.SDescription, Image
moreauae L. Jonss.S
ornithocephala P.J. Cribb[End]S
smithii (Rolfe) Summerh.S
stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microcoelia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Microcoelia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=446, retrieved 15 July 2024

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