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Slender terrestrial, up to 1 m. Foliage leaves on a separate shoot, flowering stem with sheathing leaves along the stem. Inflorescence long and narrow, up to 30 cm, many-flowered. Flowers cream to pale lilac, ovary and rhachis dark purple-red. Lip fleshy, forming a hood with a narrow mouth. Spurs 10-14 mm, curving upwards and diverging from each other.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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