Corycium bifidum Sond. 1846 SECTION Microglossum

Plant and Flowers in situ Cape Province South Africa

Photos by The Cape Orchids Website

Common Name The Divided Corycium [refers to the partial fusion of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in burnt fynbos at elevations of near sea level to 450 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a leafy stem carrying numerous, narrowly triangular, acuminate, broad based leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-obtuse floral bracts and strong-perfumy scented flowers.

Synonyms Corycium ligulatum Rchb.f. 1846; Pterygodium bifidum (Sond.) Schltr. 1898;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;