Schizochilus sulphureus Schltr.1915 Photo by Williamson

Another Plant and flowers in situ Photo Eric La Croix

Drawing Drawing by Heather Wood/Summerhayes


Common Name The Sulphur-Yellow Schizochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique in very wet montane grasslands and wet peaty seepages on rock at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a leafy in the lower part stem carrying 3 to 8, linear, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer on a, ti 2" [5 cm] long,, conical becoming cylindrical with time, drooping, densely to 17 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide;