AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Pterygodium Section Anochilus Schltr.

Description:
Robust plants with few cauline, lanceolate leaves. Inflorescence dense. Flowers medium-sized orlarge, doubly resupinated, shallowly cup-shaped; lip superior, with a flat, pendent claw and a solid and elongate appendage; thecae horizontal or semi-pendent.

Type species: Pterygodium inversum (Thunb.) Sw.
Species:

 

Pterygodium inversum (Thunb.) Sw. SW. Cape Prov.
Pterygodium hallii (Schelpe) Kurzweil & H.P.Linder W. Cape Prov.

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/ accessed 1/16/2010