Pterygodium pentherianum Schltr. 1897 SECTION Pterygodium Photo by Jan Conradie , and Wally Orchard's AfroDisa Website

Common Name

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in west soutwestern Cape Province, South Africa in clayey soil among scrub at elevations of 600 to 1100 meters as a slender, small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence.


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