AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Brownleea galpinii subsp. major (Bolus) H.P.Linder, J. S. African Bot. 47: 41 (1981).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Brownleea galpinii var. major Bolus, Icon. Orchid. Austro-Afric. 1: t. 42 (1893).
Brownleea leucantha Schltr., Ann. Transvaal Mus. 10: 249 (1924).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Brownleea fanniniae Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 131 (1920).
Description:
Habitat:
This subspecies is restricted to the subalpine belt of the Natal Drakensberg, from Matatiele in the south to Mont-aux-Sources in the north; in grassland or in open Protea savanna in basaltic or sandstone derived soil, from 1800 m to about 2500 m. Flowering from the end of January to March.
Distribution:
Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal