Pterygodium cruciferum Sond 1846 SECTION Pterygodium

Photo by Cameron McMaster


Common Name The Cross-Carrying Pterygodium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in SW Cape Province, South Africa in fynbos at elevations of sea level to 90 meters as a slender to fairly robust, medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a rather stout, somewhat flexuous stem giving rise to linear leaves and blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, lax, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence.


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