AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Brachycorythis pleistophylla var. pleistophylla.
Description:
Flowers drying very dark brown or nearly black. Petals semi-orbicular, longer than broad, obtuse. Lip elliptical, longer than broad; side lobes acute or obtuse.
Habitat:
Grassland, open woodland and dambo margins 1100–2200 m.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
Trop. & S. Africa, Madagascar
References:
Orchidaceae of West-central Africa, vol. 1, Gdansk University Press Gdansk 2010; Flora of Tropical East Africa Summerhayes Orchidaceae Part 1 1968
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Habitat/In situ  Habitat/In situ  Habitat/In situ 
Brachycorythis pleistophylla ssp. pleistophylla 04  Brachycorythis pleistophylla subsp. pleistophylla 01  Brachycorythis pleistophylla subsp. pleistophylla  02 
Photograph© Nicholas Case
Wightman Image used with kind
permission.
 
Photograph© Nicholas
Case Wightman Image
used with kind
permission.
 
Photograph© Nicholas
Case Wightman Image
used with kind
permission.