Swaziland's Flora Database:
Orthochilus odontoglossus (Rchb.f.) Bytebier
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld/middleveld
South Africa, widespread in tropical Africa
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Eulophia odontoglossa - Tall, erect, slender; leaves and inflorescence axis up to 1,2 m high. Leaves grass-like, somewhat folded, up to 1 cm wide; axis clothed with several overlapping clasping bracts. Raceme up to 15 cm long; flowers well spaced, spreading. Bracts very narrow, c 1 cm long. Perianth bright yellow, half-open; all segments c 1,3 cm long; lip with broad slightly notched end lobe; spur absent or vestigial.
* 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.