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Brief Summary

    Auxopus: Brief Summary
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    Auxopus is a genus of the family Orchidaceae. This genus belongs to the tribe Gastrodieae and subtribe Gastrodiinae.

    There is little known about the flower structure of members of the Gastrodieae tribe. This group is saprophytic, except for the genus Nervilia. As members of the Gastrodiinae subtribe, Auxopus are leafless and contain inflorescences of flowers with their sepals and petals united.

    Auxopus has 4 known species, native to tropical Africa and Madagascar.

    Auxopus kamerunensis Schltr. - Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon Auxopus letouzeyi Szlach. - Cameroon Auxopus macranthus Summerh. - Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Auxopus madagascariensis Schltr. - Madagascar

Comprehensive Description

    Auxopus
    provided by wikipedia

    Auxopus is a genus of the family Orchidaceae. This genus belongs to the tribe Gastrodieae and subtribe Gastrodiinae.

    There is little known about the flower structure of members of the Gastrodieae tribe. This group is saprophytic, except for the genus Nervilia. As members of the Gastrodiinae subtribe, Auxopus are leafless and contain inflorescences of flowers with their sepals and petals united.

    Auxopus has 4 known species, native to tropical Africa and Madagascar.[1]

    1. Auxopus kamerunensis Schltr. - Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon
    2. Auxopus letouzeyi Szlach. - Cameroon
    3. Auxopus macranthus Summerh. - Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    4. Auxopus madagascariensis Schltr. - Madagascar

    References

    • Dressler, Robert L. The Orchids: Natural History and Classification. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.