Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Orthochilus
Family: Orchidaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
aculeatus
Sub Species
aculeatus
NOTES

A rhizomatous geophyte to 25 cm with linear-lanceolate, pleated leaves.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Spreng.
Sub Author
(L.f.) Bytebier
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers few to many in a dense raceme. The tepals are scarcely spreading and a spur is lacking
Colour: White
Notes: The flowers are a creamy white as they age
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Harlequin orchid
Ground orchid
Habitat
NOTES: Only recorded once from the roadside near the Blackburn's vlei. Appears to no longer exist due to the gum trees
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Eulophia aculeata
Eulophia huttonii
Eulophia oliveriana



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