(pronounced: kor-ISS-ee-um)


Diseae subtribe Coryciinae


From the Greek korykion, a diminutive of korykos, meaning a leather bag, referring to the globose flowers.


A genus of 14 species found from Malawi and Tanzania to South Africa with the center of diversity in the Republic of South Africa.

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Cribb, P. J. and H. Kurzweil 1994. The genus Corycium (Orchidaceae) newly reported for Tanzania. Kew Bull. 49:555-557.

Kurzweil, H., H. P. Linder and P. Chesselet 1991. the phylogeny and evolution of the Pterygodium-Corycium complex (Coryciinae, Orchidaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 175(3-4):161-222.

Oliver, E. G. H. 1986. A new species of orchid from the northwestern Cape. S. African J. Bot. 52(3):256-260.