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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb with undivided sometimes stalked tubers.
Morphology Stem
Stem erect, leafy; leaves radical and cauline, linear or oblong, suberect or sometimes spreading, flat or sometimes crisped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, many-flowered, often densely spicate; bracts lanceolate, shorter or longer than the flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small to medium-sized, subglobose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal erect, narrow, concave. Lateral sepals usually united, narrowed at the base and connate into a concave limb.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals obliquely falcate, curved and united with the margins of the dorsal sepal to form a hood, usually somewhat contracted in front, concave or obliquely saccate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip ascending along the face of the column and adnate to it between the stigmatic lobes and rostellum arms, narrowed into a claw below, dilated into a reflexed transversely lunate or 2-lobed limb above, limb more rarely oblong or lanceolate; produced above the junction with the column into a large reflexed or erect variously-shaped fleshy appendage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column short, dilated, produced in front into 2 horizontal arms, holding at their extreme ends the glands of the pollinia; anther cells more or less distant, placed in front of or sometimes behind the arms of the rostellum, erect or ascending, glands of the pollinia uppermost; stigma posticous, pulvinate, lunate or 2-lobed, or with 2 lateral and distant stigmas.

Native to:

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

Corycium Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zeyher [3946], South Africa K000061942 Unknown type material

First published in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 220 (1800)

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.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1) Genera Orchidacearum 2: 1-416. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Rolfe in F.C. 5(3): 281 (1913).
  • in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 220 (1800).

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