|Author: ||Harry Bolus, 1889
Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa,
Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
||Rich - Sandy
||Medium - Maximum
||30 (120) Centimetres
Lissochilus speciosus, Robert Brown, 1821.
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This member of the Orchidaceae
family was given this name by Harry Bolus in
1889. It is found in central and southern Africa, growing in
grass and woodlands' rich soil, clay or sandy soil with lots of water and some to lots of sun. The
plant can grow to 30 centimetres with a flower stalk that can reach
120 centimetres, full of yellow flowers. The corm can grow to 3,5
centimetres in diameter.
The genera name means 'good or
beautiful plume'. The species name means 'showy, spectacular'.