Brachycorythis buchananii (Schltr.) Rolfe

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Brachycorythis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sun Ray vlei, rd to Domboshawa

Brachycorythis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sun Ray vlei, rd to Domboshawa

Brachycorythis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sun Ray vlei, rd to Domboshawa

Brachycorythis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila Estate, Matobo Hills area

Brachycorythis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila Estate, Matobo Hills area.

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial, up to 30 cm. Leaves all along the stem. Inflorescence up to 5 cm, densely many-flowered. Flowers deep pink to purple; sepals and petals rounded, pointing forwards. Lip broad, 3-lobed, pointing downwards.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
Habitat: In bogs and vleis
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 29. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachycorythis buchananii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116290, retrieved 28 February 2017

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