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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: Plectrelminthus
Species: P. caudatus

Plectrelminthus Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 42 (1838)

monotypic taxon

Native distribution areas:

West Tropical Africa
Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Zaire.

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

Rafinesque-Schmaltz, C.S. 1838 ("1836"). Flora Telluriana. Pars 4. 135 pp., Philadelphia. BHL Reference page. : 42.

Links 2018. Plectrelminthus in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published online. Accessed: 2018 November 6.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Plectrelminthus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 November 6. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Plectrelminthus. Published online. Accessed: 6 November 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Plectrelminthus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 November 6. 2018. Plectrelminthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 November 2018.

Vernacular names

Plectrelminthus is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae.[2][3][4][5] Only one species is currently accepted, Plectrelminthus caudatus, though two varieties are recognized (as of June 2014):[1]

Plectrelminthus caudatus var. caudatus - western and central Africa from Sierra Leone to Congo-Kinshasa
Plectrelminthus caudatus var. trilobatus Szlach. & Olszewski - Cameroon, Central African Republic

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
Szlachetko, D. & Kowalkoska, A. (2007). Contributions to the orchid flora of Guinea, West Africa. Polish Botanical Studies 25: 1-259.

Szlachetko, D.L. (2008). Orchidaceae of Ivory Coast. Ruizia 20: 1-396.

Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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