The Orchid Flora of Benishangul-Gumuz (Western Ethiopia): An Ecological and Phenological Study


new records
Benishangul-Gumuz National Regional State (BGNRS)
western Ethiopia

How to Cite

Herrmann, C., Cribb, P., & Demissew, S. (2007). The Orchid Flora of Benishangul-Gumuz (Western Ethiopia): An Ecological and Phenological Study. Selbyana, 28(2), 123–136. Retrieved from


For the first time, the orchid flora of Benishangul-Gumuz (western Ethiopia, Wellega and Gojam floristic regions) has been studied over a continuous period of more than two years. A total of 63 species has been recorded, of which twelve were new to Ethiopia, including one species new to science (Disa facula P.J.Cribb, C.Herrm. & Sebsebe). This article presents the information on orchids gathered during the study. It includes information on habitats, altitude ranges and flowering time, abundance and distribution. Characteristics of the orchid diversity of the region and threats due to land use changes are also described.


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