AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Pterygodium Section Ommatodium (Lindl.) Kurzweil & H.P. Linder
Description:

Slender plants with few cauline leaves. Inflorescence dense or lax; bracts reflexed. Flowers resupinate, shallowly concave; tip 3-lobed with a cup-or funnel-shaped appendage; thecae erect.
Type species: Pterygodium volucris (L. f.) Sw.
Species:

 

Pterygodium cooperi Rolfe S. Africa.
Pterygodium schelpei H.P.Linder W. & SW. Cape Prov.
Pterygodium volucris (L.f.) Sw. SW. & S. 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