Schizochilus bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Bolus 1889 Photo by P. Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Bulbed Schizochilus

Flower Size

Found in Lesotho and Natal South Africa in shallow soils over rock at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 10 to 30, the lower 4 to 20 clustered basally, grading to bracts above, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle elongate, rachis short, densely many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in a cluster towards the apex.

Synonyms *Brachycorythis bulbinella Rchb.f. 1867; Gymnadenia bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1898; Platanthera bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1895; Schizochilus burchellii Bolus 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 Photo fide;