Neobolusia ciliata Summerh.

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Neobolusia ciliata

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Neobolusia ciliata

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb growin from a fusiform tuber c. 2 cm long. leaves normally 3, largest near the base, lanceolate, up to 6.5 cm long. Inflorescence laxly 3-10-flowered; bracts up to 12 × 5 mm. Sepals greenish to straw-coloured, purple-veined. Petals pale green, often with a pale purple rim and slightly ciliate margins. Lip deep glossy purple, paler or greenish at the tip, up to 13.5 mm long, 3-lobed in the basal half, ciliate along the margin.
Notes: Although the actual type specimen is said to be from near Rusape, Makoni District (Eyles 8385, K,SRGH)and it also has been recorded once from the Vumba Mts (Ball, 2009), this species appears to be otherwise restricted to the Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name: ciliata: fringed with hairs; ciliate
Habitat: Montane grassland and plateau grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1540 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and adjacent areas in Mozambique (see note)
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 222 - 223. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 67.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 28 - 30. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 129.

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 97.

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Neobolusia ciliata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116370, retrieved 20 September 2017

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