Centrostigma papillosum Summerh. 1956 Drawing by J S Ball and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Partial Shade CoolSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Papillose Centrostigma

Flower Size .65" [1.6 cm]

Found in Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in Dambos and marshy areas at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, slender, leafy stem carrying 6 to 8, the 2 lowest sheathing, the rest semi-erect, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, terminal, 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long, loosely 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide