Pterygodium connivens Schelpe 1982 SECTION Pterygodium

Side View of Flowers

Photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Fused Sepal Pterygodium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] wide

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in seepage areas at elevations of sealevel to 92 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 1 to 2, linear leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carries barely opened flowers that have a mild scent

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;

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