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Schizochilus cecilii Rolfe ssp. culveri (Schltr.) H.P.Linder
(name current July 2011)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
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.
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.
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.