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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Bonatea
Overview of species (13)

B. antennifera – B. boltonii – B. cassidea – B. lamprophylla – B. polypodantha – B. porrecta – B. pulchella – B. rabaiensis – B. saundersioides – B. speciosa – B. stereophylla – B. steudneri – B. volkensiana
Name

Bonatea Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 43 (1805)

Type species: Bonatea speciosa (L.f.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 43 (1805)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
West-Central Tropical Africa
Burundi, Rwanda, Zaïre.
Northeast Tropical Africa
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.
Asia-Temperate
Arabian Peninsula
Saudi Arabia, Yemen.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2001. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 2: Orchidoideae (Part one); page 263 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850710-0
Willdenow, C.L.v. 1805. Species Plantarum. Editio quarta 4: 5. 43.

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2021. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Bonatea (Orchidaceae). Accessed: 2021 Mar 21.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Bonatea (Orchidaceae) in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 21. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Bonatea (Orchidaceae) in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 21. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Bonatea (Orchidaceae). World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Bonatea (Orchidaceae). Published online. Accessed: 21 Mar 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Bonatea (Orchidaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 21.

Vernacular names

Bonatea is a genus of orchids native to tropical and southern Africa, with one species extending into Yemen and Saudi Arabia.[2]

Species currently recognized as of May 2014:[2]

Bonatea antennifera Rolfe - South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Bonatea boltonii (Harv.) Bolus - South Africa
Bonatea cassidea Sond. - South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Bonatea lamprophylla J.Stewart - Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal
Bonatea polypodantha (Rchb.f.) L.Bolus - South Africa
Bonatea porrecta (Bolus) Summerh. - South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland
Bonatea pulchella Summerh. - Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal
Bonatea rabaiensis (Rendle) Rolfe in D.Oliver - Kenya, Tanzania
Bonatea saundersioides (Kraenzl. & Schltr.) Cortesi - Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland
Bonatea speciosa (L.f.) Willd. - South Africa, Mozambique
Bonatea stereophylla (Kraenzl.) Summerh. - Tanzania
Bonatea steudneri (Rchb.f.) T.Durand & Schinz - from South Africa to Saudi Arabia, including Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, Sudan, Ethiopia, etc.
Bonatea volkensiana (Kraenzl.) Rolfe in D.Oliver - Kenya, Tanzania

References

Willdenow, Carl Ludwig von. 1805. Species Plantarum. Editio quarta 4: 5. 43.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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