Pterygodium hastatum Bolus 1889 SECTION Pterygodium Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

fragrance Partial sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Lance Head Pterygodium

Flower Size .8" [1.9 cm]

Found in Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal South Africa in grasslands on rocky, gentle to steep slopes at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a slender, to medium szied, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 2 [raely 3 to 4], ovate-oblong leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal laxly 2 to 14 flowered inflorescence carrying soapy scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos