Diaphananthe microphylla (Summerh.) Summerh.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On mossy branches of trees in montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1800 - 1900 m
Flowering time:March
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 27.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 423.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 270. (Includes a picture).

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

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: Diaphananthe microphylla.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221100, retrieved 30 May 2024

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