Acrolophia ustulata (Bolus) Schltr. & Bolus 1894

Inflorescence Photos by J.H. Vlok/A.L. Schutte and The Red List of South African Plants Website


Common Name The Burnt Red Acrolophia

Flower Size .32" [8 mm] long

Found in southwest Cape Province near the coast in sand in fymbos at elevations of 120 to 390 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with imbricate, subcondulicate, linear-lanceolate, acute, grading above into the floral bracts leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, fairly dense, .4 to 1.4"[1 to 3.5 cm] many flowered inflorescence .

CAUTION! I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Acrolophia parvula Schltr. 1924; *Cymbidium ustulatum Bolus 1884; Eulophia ustulata (Bolus) Bolus 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;