Porpax repens

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Porpax repens


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Podochileae
Subtribus: Eriinae
Genus: Porpax
Species: Porpax repens

Varietates: (3)
P. r. var. cleistogama – P. r. var. obtusa – P. r. var. repens


Porpax repens (Rolfe) (Wight) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 186: 200 (2018)


  • Basionym
    • Polystachya repens Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1912: 132 (1912)
  • Homotypic
    • Stolzia repens (Rolfe) Summerh., Kew Bull. 8: 141 (1953)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria.
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Zaïre.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia, Sudan.
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Droissart, V., Simo, M., Sonké, B., Cawoy, V. & Stévart, T. (2009) Le genre Stolzia (Orchidaceae) en Afrique centrale avec deux nouveaux taxons. Adansonia, III, 31: 25–40.


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