Corycium deflexum (Bolus) Rolfe 1913 SECTION Corycium

Photo by Daniel L. Nickrent and The Phytoimages Website

Common Name The Deflexed Corycium [refers to the acute apical lobes of the lip appendage which are strongly bent back]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in western southwestern Cape Province South Africa in mature veldt at elevations of 760 to 1960 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a fairly robust, leafy stem carrying numerous, lanceolate, broad based, mostly sheathing leaves that often are not present at blooming occuring in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, fairly lax to densely 6 to many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute floral bracts and pungently scented flowers.

Synonyms *Pterygodium deflexum Bolus 1905

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 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;