!Oligophyton drummondii H.P.Linder & G.Will. 1986 Drawing by John S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common NameDrummond's Oligophyton

Flower Size .06 to .08" [1.5 to 2 mm]

Found in Zimbabwe in the Chimanimani Mountains as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a pair of tubers giving rise to an erect short stem carrying 4 basal, ovoid, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, laxly 8 to 25 flowered inflorescence with the rachis being .8 to 4.4" [2 to 11 cm] long and carrying acute bracts that are half as long as the ovary.

Synonyms Benthamia drummondii (H.P.Linder & G.Will.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review John S Ball 2009 as Benthamia drummondii drawing fide;