!Neobolusia tysonii (Bolus) Schltr. 1895

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Tyson's Neobolusia [English School teacher and Botanical collector 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Cape and Natal, and Orange Free State and Transvaal provinces of South Africa at elevations of 1200 to 2350 meters in montane marshy grasslands as a medium szied, cool to cold growing terrestrial with slender stems arising from 2 basal, narrowly elliptic to oblong leaves and a few smaller ones above which arise from small egg-shaped tubers and bloom in the summer on a lax, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Brachycorythis tysoni Bolus 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;

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