African Plant Database


Brownleea maculata P. J. Cribb
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 32(1): 147 (1977)
Information on the genus : Brownleea
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or terrestrial herb 15-35 cm tall; tubers c. 3,5 cm long, 1,5 cm Ø, densely villous; basal sheaths (stem) fibrous, to c. 10 cm long; cauline leaves 2-3, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 11x4 cm, veins prominent; inflorescence lax, 5-10 cm long, 3 cm Ø, c. 20-flowered; flowers c. 8 cm Ø, horizontal; sepals purplish mauve, purple-spotted, elliptical, 6-7x2-3 mm; petals white, obovate, erect, 6x1,5-2 mm; lip erect, 2,8-x0,5 mm; spur cylindrical, recurved, 6-8 mm long.
Ecology : Philippia woodland; Widdringtonia forest; forest remnants; in deep shade; mossy quartzite rocks; in leaf litter; on tree trunks and main branches up to c. 10 m above ground; 1200-2000 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 191
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 45719
 
Record n°45719
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