Centrostigma clavatum Summerh. 1956 Photo by A. Gassner and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Common Name The Club Carrying Centrostigma

Flower Size 1 1/2" 3.75 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia in perennially very wet upland bogs at elevations of 1200 to 1680 meters as a medium szied, cool growing terrestrial orchid with ellipisoid tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 6 to 7, lower 2 to 3 sheathing, the largest, lanceolate, acute ribbed leaves are in the middle and grading into bracts above that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2 to 12.8" [5 to 32 cm] long, more or less laxly, to 18 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1995 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010