Schizochilus lepidus Summerh.

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Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb, 15-25 cm high. Leaves 8-2 along the stem, lowermost 2-5, sub-erect, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 3-8 cm long, the others c. 1 cm long, sheathing. Inflorescence nodding, 2-8 cm long, fairly densely 20-30-flowered; bracts 5-7 mm long. Flowers golden yellow, c. 5 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lepidus: pleasant, charming, elegant
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: Above 2000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 February 2013
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 49.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 78.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 70.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 86.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 31 - 34.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 98.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 389.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1960). African orchids XXVII Kew Bulletin 14(1) Pages 130 - 131. Protologue

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Schizochilus lepidus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schizochilus lepidus
African Plant Database: Schizochilus lepidus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schizochilus lepidus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schizochilus lepidus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schizochilus lepidus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schizochilus lepidus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schizochilus lepidus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Schizochilus lepidus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schizochilus lepidus
JSTOR Plant Science: Schizochilus lepidus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizochilus lepidus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Schizochilus lepidus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schizochilus lepidus
Plants of the World Online: Schizochilus lepidus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Schizochilus lepidus
Tropicos: Schizochilus lepidus
Wikipedia: Schizochilus lepidus


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: Species information: Schizochilus lepidus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116410, retrieved 27 September 2020

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