!Corycium orobanchoides (L.f.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Corycium TYPE of the section Photo by Tyrone Genade

Plant in situ South Africa Photo by Cameron McMaster

Fragrant Full SunCold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Orobanche-Like Corycium - Baster-trewwa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in sandy areas at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with purple-red barred, basal leaves and numerous, lanceolate, imbricate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, 7.2" [18 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying fruity scented flowers.

Synonyms Pterygodium orobanchoides (L.f.) Schltr. 1898; Pterygodium vestitum (Sw.) Schltr. 1898; *Satyrium orobanchoides L.f. 1782

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001