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Species Information
 

Schizochilus cecilii Rolfe ssp. culveri (Schltr.) H.P.Linder
(name current July 2011)
(Schizochilus bulbinella)

ORCHIDACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Schedule B
Illegal trade

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR nt Endemism: Near endemic Distribution: NW Swaziland, Malolotja Confined to the mountains between Barberton (South Africa) and northwestern Swaziland. Flowers from December to January.

Regional distribution:
Confined to the mountains between Barberton (South Africa) and northwestern Swaziland.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Schizochilus bulbinella - Slender, hairless. Stem usually leaning or carried horizontally. Leaves four or five, well-developed, low down on stem, largest c 9 cm long X c 6 mm wide, usually less. Flower-spike dense, up to c 4 cm long, flowers closely set; bracts small, erect. Perianth segments c 4 mm long, odd petal erect with short spur.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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References

Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.