Diaphananthe xanthopollinia (Rchb. f.) Summerh.

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Diaphananthe xanthopollinia

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Diaphananthe xanthopollinia

Photo: Bart Wursten

Diaphananthe xanthopollinia

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Rhipidoglossum gerrardii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Rhipidoglossum xanthopollinium (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Epiphytic herb with long, sometimes branched stems. Leaves concentrated near the ends of stem and branches, thick and fleshy. Inflorescences 1-many pendent spikes, arising below the leaves. Flowers translucent cream to straw-yellow, sweetly scented at night. Petals almost circular; lateral sepals spreading elliptic; lip broad and curving downwards; spur 5-7 mm slightly swollen in the middle.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In high rainfall Brachystegia woodland and riverine evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:May - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 11 November 2008

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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 423 - 424. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 74 - 76. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 276. (Includes a picture).

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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: Species information: Diaphananthe xanthopollinia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118850, retrieved 16 July 2019

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