Swaziland's Flora Database:
Mystacidium capense (L.f.) Schltr.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Epiphyte
Southern African Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
South Africa from eastern Cape to Transvaal.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Mystacidium capense - Leaves up to four, reaching 6 cm long x I cm wide at middle, usually smaller. Inflorescence axis slender, 8 cm long or less, with up to ten well-spaced scented flowers; bracts c 3 mm long; perianth white, sepals c 6 mm long x 3 mm wide, petals rather smaller; spur up to 3,5 cm long, very slender, usually bent and standing away from axis.
* 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.