Microcoelia ornithocephala P.J. Cribb

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In hot and dry deciduous forest and thicket.
Altitude range: 480 - 600 m
Flowering time:December
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status:
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Cribb, P.J. & Stewart, J. (1985). Additions to the Orchid Flora of Tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 40(2) Pages 407 - 409. Protologue (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 434 - 435. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 281. (Includes a picture).

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

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: Microcoelia ornithocephala.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221130, retrieved 13 April 2024

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