Corycium tricuspidatum Bolus 1889SECTION Corycium

Collection sheet by T Cooper and The Kew Royal Botanical Society Website


Common Name The Three Point Corycium [refers to the tri-lobed lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Natal and Orange Free State South Africa as well as Lesotho in montane grasslands at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying many narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, dense, many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute floral bracts carrying fragrant, purple flowers.

Synonyms Pterygodium tricuspidatum (Bolus) Schltr.1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder,Schelpe and Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;