Huttonaea grandiflora (Schltr.) Rolfe 1912

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Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Large Flowered Huttoneae

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Found in Cape Province, Lesotho, Natal, and Orange Free State in grasslands on steep slopes or rock crevasses at elevations of 2300 to 2900 meters in full sun as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with two distant, basal one much larger, sessile, ovate, cordate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Huttonaea oreophila var. grandiflora Schltr. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide;