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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Angraecinae
Genus: Angraecopsis
Overview of species (22)

A. amaniensis – A. breviloba – A. cryptantha – A. dolabriformis – A. elliptica – A. gassneri – A. gracillima – A. hallei – A. holochila – A. ischnopus – A. lisowskii – A. lovettii – A. macrophylla – A. malawiensis – A. parva – A. parviflora – A. pobeguinii – A. pusilla – A. tenerrima – A. thomensis – A. tridens – A. trifurca

Angraecopsis Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 171 (1900)

Type species: Angraecopsis tenerrima Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 171 (1900)


Holmesia P.J.Cribb, Kew Bull. 32: 175 (1977), nom. illeg.
Microholmesia P.J.Cribb in D.J.Mabberley, Plant-book: 371 (1987)
Coenadenium (Summerh.) Szlach., Ann. Bot. Fenn. 40: 70 (2003)

Native distribution areas:

East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
Northeast Tropical Africa
South Tropical Africa
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
West Tropical Africa
Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire.
Western Indian Ocean
Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion.

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

Kraenzlin, F.W.L. 1990. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 171.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 355 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7


Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2020. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Angraecopsis. Accessed: 2020 Aug 6.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Angraecopsis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 6. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Angraecopsis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 6. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Angraecopsis. Published online. Accessed: 6 Aug 2020.
The Plant List 2013. Angraecopsis in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 6. 2020. Angraecopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Aug 2020.

Vernacular names

перем коми: Ангрекопсис
коми: Ангрекопсис
мокшень: Ангрекопсис
кырык мары: Ангрекопсис

Angraecopsis is a genus of plants in the family Orchidaceae. It was first described by Fritz Kraenzlin in 1900 and given its name on account with the genus' similarity to Angraecum species. Angraecopsis are native to Africa, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius and the Comoros.[1] The growth habit is rather small and the leaves emerge from a woody stem.

Angraecopsis amaniensis Summerh. - from Kenya to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Angraecopsis breviloba Summerh. - Kenya and Tanzania
Angraecopsis cryptantha P.J.Cribb - Cameroon
Angraecopsis dolabriformis (Rolfe) Schltr. - São Tomé
Angraecopsis elliptica Summerh. - from Ivory Coast to Uganda
Angraecopsis gassneri G.Will. - Zambia
Angraecopsis gracillima (Rolfe) Summerh. - from Uganda to Zambia
Angraecopsis hallei Szlach. & Olszewski - Gabon
Angraecopsis holochila Summerh. -Uganda and Ethiopia
Angraecopsis ischnopus (Schltr.) Schltr. - Bioko, Guiana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon
Angraecopsis lisowskii Szlach. & Olszewski - Cameroon
Angraecopsis lovettii P.J.Cribb - Tanzania
Angraecopsis macrophylla Summerh. - Ivory Coast, Uganda, Ethiopia
Angraecopsis malawiensis P.J.Cribb in Croix - Malawi and Tanzania
Angraecopsis parva (P.J.Cribb) P.J.Cribb - Malawi and Tanzania
Angraecopsis parviflora (Thouars) Schltr. - Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion
Angraecopsis pobeguinii (Finet) H.Perrier - Njazidja
Angraecopsis pusilla Summerh. - Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Angraecopsis tenerrima Kraenzl. - Tanzania
Angraecopsis thomensis Stévart & P.J.Cribb - - São Tomé
Angraecopsis tridens (Lindl.) Schltr. - Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon
Angraecopsis trifurca (Rchb.f.) Schltr. - Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Comoros


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

Stewart, Joyce; Campbell, Bob (1970). Orchids of Tropical Africa. A.S. Barnes & Co. ISBN 0-498-07555-9.

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