Ceratandra grandiflora Lindl. 1838

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Another Flower Photo by Dr Schelpe

Common Name The Large Flowered Ceratandra

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

Found only in southwestern and southern South Africa at elevations of sea-level to 450 meters as a fairly robust, medium sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring along the Cape Province coast in seasonally wet, sandy habitats with linear leaves and blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered infloresence

Synonyms Ceratandropsis grandiflora (Lindl.) Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide;