AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Brownleea graminicola McMurtry, Field Guide Orchids N. S. Afr. Swaziland: 464 (2008).
Description:
Is a terrestrial orchid, a perennial herb growing annually from its tuberous roots. The few leaves sheath the stems and spiral up it in a well-spaced sequence. The leaves are large, lance-shaped and tapering to pointed tips. Leaf colour is bright to pale green, some longitudinal channelling visible along the surface. The small green bracts subtending the flowers of the spike above are similarly shaped to the leaves, but much smaller.
Habitat:
The plants grow in forest margins, among shrubs in moist conditions as well as in grass among.
Distribution:
Mpumalanga
References:
WCSP (2020). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 02.04-2020; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Field Guide Orchids N. S. Afr. Swaziland 2008
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Grobler. Image used
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Grobler. Image used
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Photograph© Lourens
Grobler. Image used
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Photograph© Lourens
Grobler. Image used
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Photograph© Lourens
Grobler. Image used
with kind permission.
Photograph© Lourens
Grobler. Image used
with kind permission.