AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Acrolophia cochlearis (Lindl.) Schltr. & Bolus, J. Bot. 32: 332 (1894).

Homotypic Synonyms:

Eulophia cochlearis Lindl., Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 202 (1837).

Graphorkis cochlearis (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).

Description:

Stem, leaves, bracts, sepals and petals almost exactly like those of the preceding species (Acrolophia micrantha); lip posticous, much larger than the sepals and petals, erect or recurved, nearly square in outline, concave emarginate crenulate crisped, upper surface bearded with filiform papillae, spur short nearly spherical; column much like that of the preceding species, but the stigma larger, somewhat orbicular, only slightly depressed, not hollowed out.

Habitat:

In sandy in coastal scrub at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters.

Distribution:

S. Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal

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