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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi (Mt. Muylanje), S. Africa.

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Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Morphology General Habit
An erect glabrous herb, 15–54 cm tall, drying black.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect ­spreading, up to 17 × 1.5 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, those above tightly sheathing the stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence densely many-flowered, cylindrical, spicate; bracts 1–2 cm long, lanceolate, acuminate, as long as or longer than the flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 0.5 cm across, globose, green turning black later, lip and petals green tinged with purple, the lip-appendage bright green; ovary 1–1.2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal concave, 0.4–0.5 cm long, orbicular, adnate to the petals to form a hood. Lateral sepals spreading, saccate, 0.4–0.5 cm long, connate for half their length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals concave, enclosing the lip appendage, 0.4 cm long, suborbicular, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip sharply reflexed, pointing downwards, apparently 3-lobed when flattened; mid-lobe 0.4–0.5 cm long, tapering, obtuse to acute, undulate or flat and crenate; the side lobes (lip-appendage) divaricate, deflexed, 0.5 cm tall, oblong or somewhat rounded, dome-shaped with a ridge above, bipartite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 0.9–1.2 mm long.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Corycium dracomontanum Parkman & Schelpe appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Contr. Bolus Herb. 10: 158 (1982)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Johnson, S. & Bytebier, B. (2015). Orchids of South Africa. A field guide: 1-536. Struik nature, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Liltved, W.R. & Johnson, S.D. (2012). The Cape orchids. A regional monograph of the orchids of the Cape floristic region 1: 1-483. Sandstone editions, Cape Town.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0