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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Malaxideae
Genus: Orestias
Overview of species (4)

O. elegans – O. foliosa – O. micrantha – O. stelidostachya
Name

Orestias Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 24: 187 (1887)

Type species: Orestias elegans Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 24: 197. (1887)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
West-Central Tropical Africa
Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire.

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

Ridley, H.N. 1887. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 24: 187.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2006. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 4 Epidendroideae (Part one); page 479 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850712-7. Reference page.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Orestias in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 29. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Orestias in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Orestias. Published online. Accessed: 29 May 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Orestias in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 29.
Tropicos.org 2019. Orestias. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 29.

Vernacular names

Orestias is a genus of orchids. It has 4 known species, all native to central Africa, including the island of São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea.[1][2][3]

Orestias elegans Ridl. - São Tomé, Príncipe
Orestias foliosa Summerh. in G.M.D.Troupin - Gabon, Zaire
Orestias micrantha Summerh. - São Tomé, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea
Orestias stelidostachya (Rchb.f.) Summerh. - São Tomé

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Margonska, H.B. & Szlachetko, D.L. (2005). Taxonomic revision of the African genus Orestias Ridl. (Malaxidinae, Orchidaceae). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, B 107: 209-220.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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