Platycoryne macroceras Summerhayes 1958 Drawing and collection sheet by The Kew Royal Botanical Garden Website

Full ShadeCool LATERSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Large Spurred Platycoryne

Flower Size

Found in Zaire and Zambia in dry grasslands and open dambo at elevations of 1500 to 1650 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, villous tubers giving rise to a stem carrying 3 to 6, al along the stem, linear to linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 1 rarely 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceaea Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide