Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
PTERYGODIUM (G)
Bonnet Orchid(Le) Moederkappie
Family: ORCHIDACEAE
pteron, = a feather, wings; pterygo-, = wing-, fin-, wing-like appendage; -ium, = ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance. (wing-like, pterygoid, flared upper tepal) (refers to the wing-like blade of the lip)
(LS, Ox, BL, Le, Co)
Pterygodium acutifolium (La)
Cowled Friar(Vo) Oumakappie
Location: (F, K)
acus, = a needle or pin; as being pointed; -utus, = indicates possession; acutus, = sharpened, made pointed, sharp, pointed; acute. (acute, pointed, i.e. narrowed gradually and making an angle of less that 90º) folium, = a leaf. (refers to the pointed tips of the leaves)
(ld, BL, Co)
Pterygodium alatum (La)
Winged Bonnet Orchid (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
ala, = a wing; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. alatus, = furnished with wings, winged. (winged; having a thin broad margin) (refers to the wing-like lateral petals)
(ld, BL, Co)
Pterygodium bicolorum (La)

Location: (F, K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; color, = colour, hue, tint. bicolor, bicolorus, = of two colours, two-coloured. (two-coloured – probably refers to the contrast between the greenish-yellow petals and the whitish sepals. Alternatively, the name may refer to the contrast between the fresh greenish-yellow flowers in the upper portion of the inflorescence and the brownish older flowers in the lower portion of the inflorescence.)
(ld, Co)
Pterygodium caffrum (Ar)
Moederkappie(Co)
Location: (F, K)
kāfir, = infidel. (term used by early explorers - associated with Southern Africa)
(Ox, K3)
Pterygodium catholicum (G)
Common Bonnet Orchid(Wf) Cowled Friar(PS) Mammakappie
Location: (F, K)
katholikos, = general, universal. (refers to the widespread distribution of this common species)
(LS, Co)
Pterygodium excisum (La)

Location: (F, K)
excido, excisum, = to cut out or off, to hew out, to cut or hew down. (cut out; often referring to sinuses) (probably refers to the apical notch formed by the incomplete fusion of the two lateral sepals)
(ld, BL, Co)
Pterygodium orobanchoides (G)
Broomrape(Wf) Hood Orchid(PS) Bastertrewwa
Location: (F)
orobanche, = a plant, broom-rape, choke-weed; OROBANCHE (q.v.); -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (The orchid Corycium orobanchoides Broomrape, Hood Orchid) looking like Orobanche, a genus of parasitic plants. The perceived likeness must have been due partly to a superficial similarity in flower structure and habit, and to the fact that both plants turn black on drying)
(ld, BL, Co)
Pterygodium volucris (La)

Location: (F)
volucer , volucris, = flying, winged. (refers to the resemblance of the flowers to flying insects)
(ld, BL, Co)