Ceratandra bicolor Sond. ex Bolus 1884

Inflorescence Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Common Name The Two-Colored Ceratandra

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in soutwestern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos at elevations around 90 to 1000 meters as a slender, small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring after fires on an erect, terminal, laxly 1 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ceratandra harveyana Sond.1846; Evota bicolor (Sond. ex Bolus) Rolfe 1913

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