Schizochilus crenulatus H.P.Linder, J. S. African Bot. 46: 422 (1980).
Plants 100-350 mm tall; leaves 5-6, lower 2-4 clustered basally, linear, acute, c. 70 x 4 mm, remainder scattered on the scape and grading into the bracts. Inflorescences lax, nodding spikes, 30-150 mm long, 6-25-flowered; bracts half as long as the 6 mm long ovaries. Flowers 5 mm in diameter, white with mauve veins. Sepals subequal, 5-7 mm long; median galeate, narrowly oblong-ovate to oblong-ovate, acute; laterals suboblique, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acute, often longer than the median. Petals subobliquely rhomboid, acute, curved over the anther. Lip 6-7 x 3-4 mm, disc with a ridge or filamentous crests; midlobe acute, 2 mm long; side lobes rounded or truncate, usually crenulate, 1 mm long; spur straight, sub clavate, 2-3 mm long.
Restricted to the grassland on the plateau at Graskop (Mpumalanga), where it grows along the margins of exposed bedrock.
Flowering from December to February.
Linder, H.P. 1980. An annotated revision of the genus Schizochilus Sond. (Orchidaceae). Journal of South African Botany 46(4):379-434.; Linder, H.P. and Kurzweil, H. 1999. Orchids of southern Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.
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