Corycium crispum (Thunb.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Corycium Photo by P Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dr Schelpe

Common Name The Curled Corycium [refers to the undulate margined leaves] - In South Africa The Pigsnout Orchid - The Yellow False Trewwa [Geel bastertrewwa]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in western and southwestern South Africa in sandy places at elevations of sea-level to 960 meters as a fairly robust, medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with lanceolate, crisped margined leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, fairly densely 5 to many flowered inflorescence carrying mildly scented flowers

Synonyms *Arethusa crispa Thunb. 1794; Pterygodium crispum (Thunb.) Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pterygodium crispum; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;

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