Pteroglossaspis corymbosa G.Will. 1980 TYPE Drawing by Williamson

Part shade LATE Spring

Common Name The Corymbose Pteroglossaspis

Flower Size

Found in western Zambia in wet open grasslands as a medium sized terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to a slender, wiry stem carrying 3, narrowly linear, acute, plicate leaves taht blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, with 5 papery bracts, corymbose, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, about 6 flowered inflorescence,with much longer than the ovary, shorter than the flowers, lanceolate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, white flowers.

Only known from a single collection in 1938, so there is not much information aout there on thsi species.

Synonyms Eulophia corymbifera J.M.H.Shaw 2014; Orthochilus corymbosus (G.Will.) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Pteroglossaspis sp #2 pg 150 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998