AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Pterygodium Section Magnum Kurzweil & H.P. Linder

Description:
Very robust terrestrial plants with cauline and lanceolate leaves. InfIorescence dense; bracts much longer than the flowers, deflexed. Flowers resupinate, large, rather open; lip appendage solid and elongate; anther thecae ascending.
Type species: Pterygodium magnum Rchb. f.
Species:

 

Pterygodium magnum Rchb.f. S. Africa.

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