Pachites bodkinii Bolus 1892

Photo courtesy of Dr Schelpe


Common Name Bodkin's Pachites

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in moist to marshy sheltered sandy slopes in fynbos at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 7, partly erect, very narrow, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying weakly scented flowers held in a corymb.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide;