African Plant Database

Brachycorythis pumilio (Lindl.) Rchb. f.
Information on the genus : Brachycorythis
Basionym : Penthea pumilio Lindl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Schwartzkopffia pumilio (Lindl.) Schltr.
 Disa pumilio (Lindl.) T. Durand & Schinz (1894)
 Penthea pumilio Lindl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Brachycorythis rosea A. Chev. (1920)
=Schwartzkopffia buettneriana Kraenzl. (1900)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial saprophytic herb 3-9 cm tall; roots thick, to 2,5 cm long, 0,5 cm Ø; stem glabrous, covered with overlapping acute sheaths to 3 cm long; flowers 1-3, subcapitate, 2 cm long, lilac; pedicel and ovary 2-3 cm long; bracts 2,5-3 cm long; sepals oblong-lanceolate, 11-17x3-7 mm; petals obliquely oblong-lanceolate, 9-13x3-6 mm; lip 13-17x9-14 mm, shallowly saccate at base, apex equally 3-lobed, with prominent midrib.
Ecology : Primary evergreen forest in undergrowth in leaf litter, on well drained soil; mesophilous forest; savanna.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 44224
Record n°44224
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