Platycoryne paludosa (Lindl.) Rolfe 1898

Photos by Francisco Perez-Vera

Collection Sheet

Drawing and collection sheet by The Kew Royal Botanical Garden Website

Full Shade LATERSpring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Pale Platycoryne

Flower Size

Found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burkino Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon and Congo in marshes or damp grassy places in meadows as a small sized terrestrial with a single ellipsoid tuber giving rise to an erect, delicate, glabrous stem carrying 5 to 6, spaced out along the stem, narrowly lanceolate, acute, suberect, decreasing in size towards the apex, the uppermost bract-like leaves that blooms in the later spring through fall on an eret, terminal, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying yellow-orange to orange flowers .

Synonyms Habenaria aurea Kraenzl. 1893; *Habenaria paludosa Lindl. 1862; Habenaria wilfordii Ridl. 1886; Platycoryne aurea (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1898; Platycoryne wilfordii (Ridl.) Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide