Pterygodium cooperi Rolfe 1913 SECTION Ommatodium

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Cameron McMaster , and his South African Orchid Website

Common Name Cooper's Pterygodium [English Plant Collector around 1900]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho and Natal South Africa in montane grasslands at the forest edge at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters as a slender, small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, basal, large, ovate-oblong leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, lax to dense, 5 to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pterygodium macloughlinii L.Bolus 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 drawing; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo;