Acrolophia micrantha (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1887


Plant in situ South Africa Photos by Cameron McMaster

Common Name The Small Flowered Acrolophia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cape Province South Africa in coastal scrub in sand at elevations of 30 to 300 meters as a robust, medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a laxly branched many flowered inflorescence that flowers in the spring in situ and has a tuft of rigid, erect leaves and numerous, long, thick , fleshy roots.

Synonyms Acrolophia fimbriata Schltr. 1899; *Eulophia micrantha Lindl. 1833; Graphorkis micrantha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;