Platycoryne brevirostris Summerh. 1958 Drawing by Judi Stone

Part sunCool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Short Beak Platycoryne

Flower Size .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long

Found in Angola and Zambia in seasonally flooded laterite pans and shallow flooded granite seepages at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 to 3, either basal or spread out, sheathing leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying orange-yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide