Swaziland's Flora Database:
Mystacidium venosum Harv. ex Rolfe
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Epiphyte
Southern African Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: frequent
South Africa from eastern Cape to Transvaal
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Mystacidium venosum - Leaves few, up to 5 cm long )< 1 cm wide. Inflorescence axis up to 10 cm long, slender, wavy; bracts minute, c 1 mm long; perianth white; sepals c 9 mm long x 3 mm wide, petals two thirds as long and wide; spur slender, often bent or wavy, tapering gradually to fine point, c 4 cm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.