Pterygodium leucanthum Bolus 1905 SECTION Pterygodium Photos by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cold Summer

Common Name The White Pterygodium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho and Natal in montane grasslands at elevations of 1300 to 2400 meters in full sun as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovate-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, laxly 3 to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Huttonaea oreophila var. grandiflora Schltr. 1897

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