Ophrypetalum Diels

Description of the genus

Leaves alternate; inflorescence of 10-15 free carpels; fruiting carpels tapering at both ends.

Derivation of name: with petals resembling orchids in the genus Ophrys.

Worldwide: Monotypic. 1 species in South-central Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
odoratum Diels subsp. odoratum [VU]N

Other sources of information about Ophrypetalum:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ophrypetalum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ophrypetalum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ophrypetalum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ophrypetalum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ophrypetalum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Ophrypetalum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2524, retrieved 7 June 2020

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