Pterygodium caffrum (L.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Pterygodium Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Plants and Flowers in situ Photos by Cameron McMaster

Common Name The Natal State Pterygodium

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in SW & S Cape Province South Africa in low fynbos at elevations of sea-level to 450 meters as a slender to fairly robust, small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovate-lanceoalte leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, fairly densely 2 to numerously flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Ophrys caffra L. 1760

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982