Platycoryne ambigua (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1934 Drawing and collection sheet by The Kew Royal Botanical Garden Website

Full ShadeWarmCool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Ambiguous Platycoryne

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in wet grasslands in depressions or near streams at elevations of 1100 to 1650 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to almost globose, sparsely tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, flexuous stem with scattered along the stem, 4 to7, the lowermost sheath-like, the rest erect to suberect, linear, acute, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, rather loosely 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Habenaria ambigua Kraenzl. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceaea Part 1 SUmmerhayes 1968