Schizochilus gerrardii (Rchb.f.) Bolus 1889

Another Angle Photos by Von Fintel and The JSTOR Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Gerrard's Schizochilus

Flower Size .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm]

Found in Natal South Africa along margins of rock outcrops in mointane grasslands in full sun at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with up to 25, the lower 6 to 10 basal leaves that blooms in nthe late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle elongate, rachis short, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers towards the apex.

Synonyms *Brachycorythis gerrardii Rchb.f. 1867; Gymnadenia gerrardii (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1898; Platanthera gerrardii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 Photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide;

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