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 Mozambique: Microcoelia
Flora of Zambia: Microcoelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microcoelia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Microcoelia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Microcoelia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Microcoelia
Wikipedia: Microcoelia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Microcoelia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Microcoelia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Microcoelia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=446, retrieved 27 May 2022

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