Platycoryne isoetifolia P.J.Cribb 1977 Drawing by Williamson

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Equal Leaved Platycoryne

Flower Size

Found in Zaire and Zambia in wet or dry dambos at elevations around 1350 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, tomentose, subterranean tubers giving rise to 6 to 10, in a basal tuft, narrowly lanceolate, 1 to 2, cauline above leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, laxly 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral rbacts and carrying green to yellow green flowers.

Synonyms Platycoryne robynsiana Geerinck 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Habenaria sp #8 pg 41 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as P robynsiana; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998