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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Synonyms: Habenaria buchwaldiana Kraenzl.
Habenaria flammea Kraenzl.
Habenaria tenuicaulis Rendle
Platycoryne buchananiana sensu Rolfe in F.T.A. 7: 257 (1898), p.p., non (Kraenzl.) Rolfe.
Platycoryne tenuicaulis (Rendle) Rolfe
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.
Notes: Very similar to P. buchananiana, which is smaller and more variable in colour.
Derivation of specific name: pervillei: likely after Auguste Pervillé, a French gardener, explorer and plant collector who collected in Madagascar and the Seychelles around 1837-1841.
Habitat: In damp grassland and seepage zones, where it may form small colonies.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1660 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Platycoryne pervillei., retrieved 22 May 2024

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