Schizochilus calcaratus P.J.Cribb & la Croix 1993 Drawing by Eleanor Catherine

Part shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Spurred Schizochilus

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe in montane grasslands at elevations of 1550 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with about 7, linear to oblong, lowermost 3 to 4 semi-erect, becoming sheath to bract-like above leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, [2 to 3.5 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying bright yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 Drawing fide