Schizochilus bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Bolus 1889 Photo by P. Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Bulbed Schizochilus

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Lesotho and Natal South Africa in shallow soils over rock at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 10 to 30, the lower 4 to 20 clustered basally, grading to bracts above, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle elongate, rachis short, densely many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in a cluster towards the apex.

Synonyms *Brachycorythis bulbinella Rchb.f. 1867; Gymnadenia bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1898; Platanthera bulbinella (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1895; Schizochilus burchellii Bolus 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 Photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide;