Platycoryne pervillei Rchb. f.

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Platycoryne pervillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Burma Valley turn off

Platycoryne pervillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

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Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial. Flowers deep orange; dorsal sepal 10-14 mm. Lip 7-11, curving forwards; spur 12-19 mm, usually tucked into the bracts. Very similar to P. buchananiana, which is smaller and more variable in colour.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp grassland and seepage zones, where it may form small colonies.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1660 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 November 2005

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 220 - 221. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 129.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 150.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 104. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 138.

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Flora of Malawi: Platycoryne pervillei
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Platycoryne pervillei
African Plant Database: Platycoryne pervillei
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Platycoryne pervillei
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Platycoryne pervillei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platycoryne pervillei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Platycoryne pervillei
Tropicos: Platycoryne pervillei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Platycoryne pervillei., retrieved 16 July 2019

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