FZ.46. Microcoelia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, rarely lithophytic, herbs. Pseudobulbs 0. Stems bearing numerous scales and roots. Leaves always 0. Inflorescences axillary, racemose. Flowers small, usually white but may be tinged with pink, brown or green. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, spurred. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corallina Summerh.MSDescription
exilis Lindl.N,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
megalorrhiza (Rchb. f.) Summerh.MSDescription, Image
obovata Summerh.N
physophora (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N
stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.ZDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microcoelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Microcoelia
Flora of Zambia: Microcoelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microcoelia

External websites:

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

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: Microcoelia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=446, retrieved 13 August 2020

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