Platycoryne micrantha Summerh. 1958 Drawing by Williamson

Part sunCool LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Small Flowered Platycoryne

Flower Size .25" [.62 cm]

Found in Angola and Zambia in perrenially wet boggy grasslands at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a few spread out, sheathing leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 1 to 5flowered inflorescence carrying flowers similar to P crocea but fewer and half the size as well as the side lobes of the lip are longer and thinner.


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