Schizochilus gerrardii (Rchb.f.) Bolus 1889

Another Angle Photos by Von Fintel and The JSTOR Website


Common Name The Gerrard's Schizochilus

Flower Size

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;