Swaziland's Flora Database:
Orthochilus chloranthus (Schltr.) Bytebier
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Status: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) Endemism: Near endemic Distribution: Mbabane, Waverley Mine, Fonteyn Restricted distribution.
Northwest Swaziland and eastern Transvaal only
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Eulophia chlorantha - Slender, up to 45 cm high; leaves and inflorescence about equal. Leaves 2—3 with long sheath enclosing stem at base, grass-like, ribbed, c 5 rum wide, tapering to long point. Inflorescence with 3—4 sheathing bracts which scarcely overlap. Flowers in open raceme, up to c 20, horizontal or nodding, scented; bracts membranous, very narrow and long-pointed; perianth green; segments up to I ,5 cm long, pointed, spur very short.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.