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Schizochilus calcaratus P.J. Cribb & La Croix
Protologue : Kew Bull. 48(2): 364 (1993)
Information on the genus : Schizochilus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 18-25 cm tall, glabrous; leaves cauline, c. 7, the lowermost 3-4 ± erect, linear-oblong, 5-7x0,4-1 cm, the upper ones bract-like, sheathing; inflorescence cylindrical, 2-3,5x1,5 cm, densely several-flowered; flowers bright yellow; bracts lanceolate, 9 mm long; pedicel and ovary 6-8 mm long; dorsal sepal oblong, c. 3 mm long, forming a hood with the petals; laterals slightly longer and wider than the dorsal; petals ovate, c. 3x2 mm; lip wedge-shaped, 3x2,5 mm, apical third 3-lobed; spur slender, 11-12 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; 1550-1600 m alt.
  “In general appearance it looks more like a Cynorkis…” (Kew Bull. 48: 367, 1993).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 34
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