Ceratandra globosa Lindl. 1838

Plant and Flowers in situ Cape Province Photos by Richard C Schadle and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Spherical Ceratandra

Flower Size

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province South Africa in marshes and on streambanks at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying many, narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms in the mid spring through early summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to many flowered inflorescence with the flowers all held towards the apex.

This species will best bloom after fires.

Synonyms Ceratandra parviflora Lindl. 1838; Ceratandropsis globosa (Lindl.) Rolfe 1913

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