FZ.43. Calyptrochilum Kraenzl.

Description of the genus

Monopodial epiphytes. Leaves alternate, fleshy. Inflorescences short, dense with zigzag rhachis. Flowers white. Sepals slightly shorter than petals but otherwise similar. Lip 3-lobed, spurred, the spur abruptly geniculate in the middle and dilated at the apex. Rostellum prominent. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Calyptrochilum christyanum

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christyanum (Rchb. f.) Summerh.Description, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Calyptrochilum
Flora of Mozambique: Calyptrochilum
Flora of Zambia: Calyptrochilum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Calyptrochilum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Calyptrochilum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Calyptrochilum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Calyptrochilum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calyptrochilum
JSTOR Plant Science: Calyptrochilum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Calyptrochilum
Plants of the World Online: Calyptrochilum
Tropicos: Calyptrochilum
Wikipedia: Calyptrochilum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Calyptrochilum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=443, retrieved 14 April 2024

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