Corycium microglossum Lindl. 1839 SECTION Microglossum

Photo by The Cape Orchids Website

Common Name The Small Lipped Corycium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in burnt sand-plain fynbos at elevations of near 20 to 760 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a robust, leafy stem carrying numerous, linear, broad based leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-attenuate floral bracts and strong-lemony scented flowers.

Synonyms Pterygodium microglossum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1898

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