Ancistrorhynchus tenuicaulis Summerh.

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Status: Native
Description:
Small, slender epiphytic herb; stem up to 16 cm long, covered velow with brown, sheathing leaf bases. Leaves 5-9, linear to tongue-shaped, 3–7 cm long, unequally 2-lobed at the apex. Inflorescences axillary on the lower leaves, on underside of stem, densely several-flowered on a short peduncle; bracts ovate, 3 mm long, brownish. Flowers bell-shaped, white, green marked on the anther cap. Sepals oblong 2–3.3 mm long, petals very slightly smaller. Lip oblong to more or less orbicular, 1.8–2.6 mm long, concave, entire; spur saccate, 1.5–2.3 mm long and wide.
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Habitat: On trees or shrubs in riverine forest and thicket.
Altitude range: 1300 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 393 - 395. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 255. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1953). African Orchids: XXII Kew Bulletin 8(4) Pages 590 - 591. Protologue

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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: Species information: Ancistrorhynchus tenuicaulis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221060, retrieved 22 April 2024

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