Platycoryne pervillei Rchb.f.1855

Plant in Situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe Web Site

Part Sun WarmSummerEARLY fall

Common Name Perville's Platycoryne [French Original Collector of Type Species Madagascar 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar in marshes, humid woods and clearings at elevations up to 1050 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with 2, oblong-cylindrical, tubers giving rise to 6 to 7, cauline, distant, attenuate-acute, narrow leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a bright orange, .4 to 2.2" [1 to 5.5 cm] long, very loosely 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria buchwaldiana Kraenzl. 1898; Habenaria depauperata Kraenzl. 1882; Habenaria flammea Kraenzl. 1900; Habenaria pervillei Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria tenuicaulis Rendle 1895; Platycoryne tenuicaulis (Rendle) Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/82; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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