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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Angraecinae
Genus: Diaphananthe
  • Chamaeangis Schltr.
  • Sarcorhynchus Schltr.

Diaphananthe is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. As currently conceived (May 2014), it contains 33 accepted species, all endemic to sub-Saharan Africa[1]

  1. Diaphananthe arbonnieri Geerinck
  2. Diaphananthe bidens (Afzel. ex Sw.) Schltr.
  3. Diaphananthe bueae (Schltr.) Schltr.
  4. Diaphananthe ceriflora J.B.Petersen
  5. Diaphananthe delepierreana J.-P.Lebel & Geerinck
  6. Diaphananthe divitiflora (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
  7. Diaphananthe dorotheae (Rendle) Summerh.
  8. Diaphananthe eggelingii P.J.Cribb
  9. Diaphananthe fragrantissima (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
  10. Diaphananthe gabonensis (Summerh.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  11. Diaphananthe garayana Szlach. & Olszewski
  12. Diaphananthe ichneumonea (Lindl.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  13. Diaphananthe lanceolata (Summerh.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  14. Diaphananthe lecomtei (Finet) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  15. Diaphananthe letouzeyi (Szlach. & Olszewski) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  16. Diaphananthe lorifolia Summerh.
  17. Diaphananthe millarii (Bolus) H.P.Linder
  18. Diaphananthe odoratissima (Rchb.f.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  19. Diaphananthe pellucida (Lindl.) Schltr.
  20. Diaphananthe plehniana (Schltr.) Schltr.
  21. Diaphananthe rohrii (Rchb.f.) Summerh.
  22. Diaphananthe sanfordiana Szlach. & Olszewski
  23. Diaphananthe sarcophylla (Schltr. ex Prain) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  24. Diaphananthe sarcorhynchoides J.B.Hall
  25. Diaphananthe spiralis (Stévart & Droissart) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  26. Diaphananthe subclavata (Rolfe) Schltr.
  27. Diaphananthe suborbicularis Summerh.
  28. Diaphananthe thomensis (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  29. Diaphananthe trigonopetala Schltr.
  30. Diaphananthe vagans (Lindl.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  31. Diaphananthe vandiformis (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
  32. Diaphananthe vesicata (Lindl.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward
  33. Diaphananthe welwitschii (Rchb.f.) Schltr

See also[edit]


  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (Eds) (2014) Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part 3); page 385 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-964651-7
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005 Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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