FZ.16. Platycoryne Rchb. f.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs with leafy unbranched stems. Flowers resupinate, usually bright orange (sometimes yellow or greenish-orange). Sepals free, the dorsal sepal forming a hood with the petals. Lip entire or 3-lobed, spurred. Column erect. Rostellum large.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Platycoryne pervillei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mediocris Summerh.TDescription, Image
pervillei Rchb. f.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Platycoryne:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Platycoryne
Flora of Zambia: Platycoryne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Platycoryne

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Platycoryne.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=416, retrieved 23 May 2019

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