AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Summerhayesia P.J. Cribb in Kew Bull. 32: 184 (1977).
Description:
Epiphytic monopodial herbs; stems short, leafy; roots arising at stem base. Leaves distichous, conduplicate, linear or ligulate. Inflorescences arising in leaf axils, many-flowered. Flowers rather fleshy, white or creamy-yellow. Sepals and petals subsimilar. Lip entire, concave, clasping the column, spurred at the base. Column short, stout; androclinium transverse; anther convex; pollinia 2; stipes 1, short; viscidium slipper-shaped; rostellum 3-lobed, mid-lobe acute, lateral lobes obscure.
Distribution:
Trop. Africa
Species:

Summerhayesia laurentii (De Wild.) P.J.Cribb W. & WC. Trop. Africa.
Summerhayesia zambesiaca P.J.Cribb Tanzania to S. Trop. Africa.

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