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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: Summerhayesia
Species: (2)
S. laurentii – S. zambesiaca

Summerhayesia P.J.Cribb, Kew Bull. 32: 184 (1977)

Type species: Summerhayesia laurentii (De Wild.) P.J.Cribb, Kew Bull. 32: 185 (1977)


Cribb, P.J. (1977) Kew Bulletin 321): 185.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 440 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Summerhayesia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Apr. 17. Reference page. 2014. Summerhayesia in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 16. 2013. Summerhayesia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 17 Apr. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Summerhayesia. Published online. Accessed: 17. Apr. 2013.
The Plant List 2013. Summerhayesia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 16.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: East Tropical Africa
Regional: South Tropical Africa
Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Regional: West Tropical Africa
Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia.
Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
Gabon, Zaire.

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

Summerhayesia is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It has two known species, both native to tropical Africa.[1][2][3]

Summerhayesia laurentii (De Wild.) P.J.Cribb - Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Gabon, Zaire
Summerhayesia zambesiaca P.J.Cribb - Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
Szlachetko, D.L. (2008). Orchidaceae of Ivory Coast. Ruizia 20: 1-396.

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