Neobolusia tysonii

Neobolusia tysonii

 

  • Neobolusia tysonii by Duncan McFarlane

Description

Slender terrestrial up to 400mm in height. Stem has a raised ridge along it's length. Leaves 2 basal, spreading, narrowly elliptic to oblong up to 155mm long, a few small sheathing leaves higher up. Inflorescence lax, up to 150mm long, with 2-12 flowers which have brownish green sepals, off white petals, white lip with pink markings at the base. Spur is absent.

 

Distribution in South Africa

Northern Eastern Cape and Western Mpumulanga.   

 
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Typical habitat

Common in moist or marshy montane grassland and on the edge of permanent vleis, from 350m to 1,350m where there is dependable rainfall and frequent mists.  

Flowering Period

This species typically flowers between December and February.   

 

Distribution elsewhere in Africa

N/A. Endemic.   

 

Conservation Status

Not endangered and common in the areas that it grows.

Please refer to Provincial Species List on this site for Provincial Red and Orange listing and SANBI Orchid red list

All orchids are protected under CITES regulations.

 

References and additional information

Johnson, S.D., Bytebier, B. Stärker, H. (2010). Orchids of South Africa: A field guide. Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa.

La Croix, I.F. la Croix, E. (1997). African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, USA.

McMurtry, D., Grobler, L., Grobler, J., Burns, S., (2008). Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland. Umdaus Press.


This genus and species article was written by Duncan McFarlane, edited by Karsten Wodrich and published 2019-05-24.

 

Images

  • Neobolusia tysonii by Duncan McFarlane
  • Neobolusia tysonii by Lourens Grobler
  • Neobolusia tysonii by Gerrit van Ede

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