Pterygodium platypetalum Lindl. 1838 SECTION Pterygodium Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website

Common Name The Broad Petaled Pterygodium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province, South Africa in grasslands at elevations of 540 to 1200 meters as a cold growing terretrial with 2 narrowly elliptic leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, lax, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pterygodium alare T.Durand & Schinz 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo;