African Plant Database

Brachycorythis inhambanensis (Schltr.) Schltr.
Information on the genus : Brachycorythis
Basionym : Platanthera inhambanensis Schltr.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Platanthera inhambanensis Schltr. (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial slender herb 20-40 cm tall; cauline leaves 2-8, lax, lanceolate, acute, 8x3 cm; inflorescence 6-10 cm long, 2-2,5 cm Ø, 10-20-flowered; bracts leaf-like, to 2,5 cm long; flowers whitish or yellowish green with purple markings; pedicel and ovary c. 1 cm long; sepals oblong-ovate, obtuse, 4-5x2,5-3 mm; petals lanceolate, obtuse, c. 4x2 mm; lip spathulate, fleshy, c. 5x4 mm, apex 3-lobed, mid-lobe very small, base of lip forming a sac but not a spur.
Ecology : Boggy grassland, marsh, wet montane grassland, montane meadow; (0-)1680-2400 m alt.
  S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht up to 0.25 states: EC, KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 83-84 (1999).
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Record n°44188
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