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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: Solenangis
Overview of species (7)

S. africana – S. clavata – S. conica – S. grahamii – S. longipes – S. scandens – S. wakefieldii

Solenangis Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 133 (1918)

Type species: Solenangis conica (Schltr.) L.Jonss., Bot. Not. 132: 382 (1979)


Gussonea A.Rich., Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Paris 4: 67 (1828)
Gussonia Spreng., Gen. Pl. 2: 664 (1831)
Neocribbia Szlach., Ann. Bot. Fenn. 40: 69 (2003)


Schlechter, F.R.R. (1918) Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 36(2): 133.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2012. Solenangis 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. 2015. Solenangis in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published online. Accessed: 2015 May 24. 2012. Solenangis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 16 Nov. 2012.
International Plant Names Index. 2012. Solenangis. Published online. Accessed: 16 Nov. 2012.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania.
Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
Regional: South Tropical Africa
Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Regional: West Tropical Africa
Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.
Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islansa, Rwanda, Zaire.

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

Solenangis is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is native to sub-Saharan Africa.[1]

Species accepted as of June 2014:[1]

Solenangis africana R.Rice - Kenya
Solenangis clavata (Rolfe) Schltr. - from Liberia east to Rwanda
Solenangis conica (Schltr.) L.Jonss. - Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Solenangis grahamii R.Rice - Kenya
Solenangis longipes R.Rice - Tanzania
Solenangis scandens (Schltr.) Schltr - from Sierra Leone east to Zaire
Solenangis wakefieldii (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart - Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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