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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Cranichideae
Subtribus: Goodyerinae
Genus: Platylepis
Overview of species (19)

P. bigibbosa – P. bombus – P. commelynae – P. constricta – P. densiflora – P. geluana – P. glandulosa – P. grandiflora – P. heteromorpha – P. intricata – P. lamellata – P. margaritifera – P. occulta – P. polyadenia – P. rufa – P. tidorensis – P. viscosa – P. xerostele – P. zeuxinoides
Name

Platylepis A.Rich., Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Paris 4: 34 (1828), nom. cons.

Type species: Platylepis occulta (Thouars) Rchb.f., Linnaea 41: 62 (1876)

Synonymy

Heterotypic
Erporkis Thouars, Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 10: 317 (1809), nom. rej.
Notiophrys Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 1: 189 (1857)
Moerenhoutia Blume, Coll. Orchid.: 99 (1859)
Diplogastra Welw. ex Rchb.f., Flora 48: 183 (1865)
Coralliokyphos H.Fleischm. & Rech., Denkschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Wien. Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 85: 252 (1910)

Homonym

Platylepis Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 269 (1837), nom. illeg. - vide: Ascolepis Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 105 (1855)

References

Richard, A. (1828) Mémoires de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris 4: 34.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2003. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 3: Orchidoideae (Part two); page 136 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850711-9
Govaerts, R. et al. 2012. Platylepis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2012 Nov. 16. Reference page.
Emonocot.org 2015. Platylepis in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published online. Accessed: 2015 July 22.
Tropicos.org 2012. Platylepis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 16 Nov. 2012.
International Plant Names Index. 2012. Platylepis. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 16 2012.

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: East Tropical Africa
Tanzania, Uganda.
Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
Ethiopia, Sudan.
Regional: South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Regional: Southern Africa
KwaZulu-Natal.
Regional: West Tropical Africa
Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria.
Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire.
Regional: Western Indian Ocean
Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles.
Continental: Asia-Tropical
Regional: Malesia
Maluku.
Regional: Papuasia
New Guinea.
Continental: Pacific
Regional: South-Central Pacific
Society Islands.
Regional: Southwestern Pacific
New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Wallis-Futuna Islands.

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

Platylepis is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is widespread across sub-Saharan Africa and also on various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[1]

Platylepis bigibbosa H.Perrier - Madagascar
Platylepis bombus J.J.Sm. - Seram
Platylepis commelynae (Lindl.) Rchb.f. - Society Islands
Platylepis constricta (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. - New Guinea
Platylepis densiflora Rolfe - Réunion
Platylepis geluana (Schltr.) Schuit. & de Vogel - New Guinea
Platylepis glandulosa (Lindl.) Rchb.f. - widespread across tropical and southern Africa
Platylepis grandiflora (Schltr.) Ormerod - New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Futuna
Platylepis heteromorpha Rchb.f. - Samoa
Platylepis intricata Schuit. & de Vogel - Papua New Guinea
Platylepis lamellata Schltr. - New Guinea
Platylepis margaritifera Schltr. - Madagascar
Platylepis occulta (Thouars) Rchb.f. - Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles
Platylepis polyadenia Rchb.f. - Madagascar, Comoros
Platylepis rufa (Frapp.) Schltr. - Réunion
Platylepis tidorensis J.J.Sm. - Maluku
Platylepis viscosa (Rchb.f.) Schltr. - Réunion
Platylepis xerostele Ormerod - Cameroon
Platylepis zeuxinoides Schltr. - New Guinea

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (1999). Genera Orchidacearum 1. Oxford Univ. Press.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2001). Genera Orchidacearum 2. Oxford Univ. Press.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3. Oxford Univ. Press
Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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