Platycoryne latipetala Summerh. 1958 Drawing by Judi Stone

Part sunCool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Broad Petal Platycoryne

Flower Size

Found in Zaire and Zambia in perrenially wet boggy grasslands at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a few, spread out, sheathing leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, short, dense, to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying bright 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