1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Veyretella Szlach. & Olszewski

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [O-EM]
    General Description

    Glabrous, terrestrial herbs with elongate rhizomes and fleshy roots. Stem erect, leafy. Leaves several, cauline inflorescence terminal, several-flowered, racemose, glabrous; bracts leaf-like. Flowers resupinate, white, glabrous; pedicel and ovary glabrous. Sepals free, the lateral sepals oblique, spreading. Petals linear, one-veined. Labellum three-lobed, with a fleshy basal callus, purred at the base; side lobes small, spreading, lacerate; mid-lobe flabellate; spur elongate, tapering to base. Column short and broad; androclinium erect; anther loculi parallel, the canals long and slender; viscidia two, lateral appendages distinct; stigmatic processes shortly clavate; side lobes of rostellum elongated; mid-lobe large, projecting forward. Capsules unknown. (PC).

    Distribution

    A monospecific genus endemic to Gabon. (PC).

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    Distribution

    Veyretella Szlach. & Olszewski appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Cameroun 34: 100 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1) Genera Orchidacearum 2: 1-416. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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