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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Genus: Schizochilus

Schizochilus is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is native to southern and eastern Africa.[1][2]

Species accepted as of June 2014:[1]

  1. Schizochilus angustifolius Rolfe in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. - South Africa
  2. Schizochilus bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Bolus - South Africa, Lesotho
  3. Schizochilus calcaratus P.J.Cribb & la Croix - Zimbabwe
  4. Schizochilus cecilii Rolfe - South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland
  5. Schizochilus crenulatus H.P.Linder - Mpumalanga
  6. Schizochilus flexuosus Harv. ex Rolfe in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. - South Africa, Lesotho
  7. Schizochilus gerrardii (Rchb.f.) Bolus - KwaZulu-Natal
  8. Schizochilus lepidus Summerh. - Zimbabwe, Mozambique
  9. Schizochilus lilacinus Schelpe ex H.P.Linder - Mpumalanga
  10. Schizochilus sulphureus Schltr. - Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania
  11. Schizochilus zeyheri Sond. - South Africa, Swaziland

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1). Genera Orchidacearum 2: 361 ff. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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