Platycoryne pervillei Rchb.f.1855

Plant in Situ Zimbabwe

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

Part Sun WarmCoolSummerEARLY 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 of 580 to to 1400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool 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 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;