Schizochilus angustifolius Rolfe 1912 Photo by Cameron McMasters

Inflorescence Photo by Dr Schelpe

Common Name The Thin-Leafed Schizochilus

Flower Size .8" [1 cm]

Found in eastern South Africa as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial species occuring in rocky to marshy grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters in areas with higher rainfall with egg-shaped tubers giving rise to two to 10 basal, and about 4 above leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a 2 to 20" long, erect, terminal, cylindrical-oblong, dense, several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in a dense ball towards the apex.

Synonyms Schizochilus albiflos Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; An Introduction the the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966 Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo good;