African Plant Database

Corycium nigrescens Sond.
Protologue : Linnaea 19: 110 (1847)
Information on the genus : Corycium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pterygodium nigrescens (Sond.) Schltr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-60 cm tall; similar to C. dracomontanum, but flowers dark maroon or dark brown turning black; lateral lobes of lip appendage spreading; lip blade green, ovate and obtuse.
Ecology : Grassland by streams; 2750-2800 m alt.
  Not in Fl. Trop. E. Afr. – May also occur in Fl. Zambes area.
  S. Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.17 - 0.55 m. Alt: 610 - 3000 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN, LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 345 (1999).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 46193
Record n°46193
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