AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Brachycorythis pleistophylla var. leopoldii (Kraenzl.) Geerinck, Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 52: 141 (1982).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Brachycorythis leopoldii Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp.: 542 (1898).
Brachycorythis pleistophylla subsp. leopoldii (Kraenzl.) Summerh., Kew Bull. 10: 254 (1955).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Brachycorythis pulchra Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 485 (1915).
Description:
Flowers usually rich purple, yellow in the throat, drying light to medium brown. Petals 6–8.5 × 5.3–8 mm; epichile 9–13 × 9.5–14.5 mm.
Habitat:
Grassland.
Distribution:
WC. Trop. Africa to Tanzania