Brownleea mulanjiensis H.P.Linder, Kew Bull. 40: 125 (1985).
Terrestrial herb perennating by testicular tubers. Plants erect, to 50 cm tall, slender, somewhat flexuose. Basal sheaths 2, the outer to c. 3 cm long, hyaline; the inner to 10 cm long, scabrid to shortly pilose, dark-brown or black. Leaves 1–2, shortly sheathing; blade erect, to 12 × 2 cm, narrowly lanceolate, acute, veins prominent. Inflorescence a dense spike to 5 cm long, many-flowered. Floral bracts as long as or longer than the ovaries, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers resupinate, lilac or pale mauve. Dorsal sepal galeate; galea 5–6 mm long, falcate in side view. Spur horizontal at its base, straight or gently down-curved, 3.5–4.5 mm long, cylindrical. Lateral sepals patent, oblique, 3–5 mm long, narrowly oblong, acute. Petals 4.5–5.5 × 3–4 mm, oblong, somewhat falcate, fused to the dorsal sepal, the upper margin somewhat crenate. Lip minute, 2–3 mm long. Rostellum c. 1.5 mm tall; lateral lobes erect, adjacent, canaliculate, flanked by two large staminodes. Anther reflexed with an up-curved apex; stigma sessile at the base of the rostellum. Ovary c. 1 cm long.
This species is closely related to Brownleea galpinii, both species having crenate petals and papillate lateral sepals. They are, however, distinguished by the inflorescence shape.
Montane grassland and rocky heathland 2100–2400 m.