Corycium flanaganii (Bolus) Kurzweil & H.P.Linder 1991 SECTION Microglossum

Plant in situ South Africa Photos by Cameron McMaster


Common Name Flanagan's Corycium [South African Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Lesotho and Cape Province, South Africa in montane grasslands at elevations around 2000 meters as a robust, small sized, cold growing terrestrial with numerous, lanceolate, attenuate leaves that blooms on an erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorecence with very broadly ovate, acute, defexed, longitudinally striped floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Anochilus flanaganii (Bolus) Rolfe 1913; *Pterygodium flanaganii Bolus 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as Anochilus flaniganii; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000;