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Corycium orobanchoides

   (Family: Orchidaceae)
English: Monkshood orchid  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.4m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower type
  Flower scent EDIT
  Unpleasantly scented
  Flower info
  Bears numerous yellow-green flowers with purple or black tips to the petals. The uppermost 3 tepals are connivent into a hood whilst the lateral sepals are almost united. The lip is joined to the column bearing an appendage that covers the anthers.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf texture Smooth
  Leaf info EDIT
  Leaves numerous, narrow and scattered up the stem but clustered towards the base. Lower leaves barred with red towards the base.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
Tuberous perennials to 42cm.
Named for its resemblance to members of the parasitic Orobanchaceae.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy flats in the Southwestern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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