Acampe pachyglossa Rchb. f.

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Acampe pachyglossa

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Along track to Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa national Park, Muanza

Acampe pachyglossa

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Along track to Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa national Park, Muanza

Acampe pachyglossa

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Along track to Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa national Park, Muanza

Acampe pachyglossa

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Acampe pachyglossa

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

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Synonyms: Acampe mombasensis Rendle
Acampe nyassana Schltr.
Acampe praemorsa sensu Stewart et al.
Saccolabium pachyglossum (Rchb. f.) Rolfe
Common names:
Frequency: frequent
Status: Native
Robust erect epiphytic herb. Stem woody, up to 50 cm. Leaves in 4 to 8 pairs, up to 20 cm, fleshy. Inflorescences from the leaf axils. Flowers fleshy, 2 cm across, sweetly scented, creamy yellow with red-brown spots; lip white.
Notes: - This species is not cited in literature as occurring in the MS division but it is locally fairly common there.
- This species is very similar to A. praemorsa from India, and they have sometimes been considered conspecific.
Derivation of specific name: pachyglossa: thick-tongued, referring to the fleshy lip.
Habitat: Woodland and riverine forest at low altitudes
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Congo to Kenya and south to South Africa. Also on Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and the Mascarene Islands.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,M
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 15 August 2016

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 30 - 31. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 2.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 128.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 78. as subsp. pachyglossa

Johnson, S., Bytebier, B, & Stärker H. (2015). Orchids of South Africa, a Field Guide Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 36. (Includes a picture).

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 363 - 365. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 14 - 15. as Acampe praemorsa (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 234. as Acampe praemorsa (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 420 - 421.

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 94.

McMurtry, D., Grobler, L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 462 - 463. (Includes a picture).

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Pages 77 - 79. also as Acampe nyassana (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 117.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 246 - 247. As Acampe praemorsa (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 6. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 177 - 178. (Includes a picture).

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Acampe pachyglossa., retrieved 17 June 2024

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