Brachycorythis inhambanensis (Schltr.) Schltr.

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Brachycorythis inhambanensis

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts.

Brachycorythis inhambanensis

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts.

Brachycorythis inhambanensis

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts.

Brachycorythis inhambanensis

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Platanthera inhambanensis Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial, 20-35 cm tall. Leaves 4-8, along the stem, the lower leaves sheath-like. Inflorescence up to 10 cm, fairly densely several to many-flowered; bracts leaf-like longer than the lowermost flowers. Flowers yellowish-green with purple spots on the insides of petals and lip. Sepals projecting forwards. Lip 5-7 mm long, saccate but not forming a spur, 3-lobed near the apex. Lobes triangular, side lobes slightly broader than the mid-lobe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inhambanensis: of Inhambane, in Mozambique, where the type was collected.
Habitat: In damp grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 8 February 2013
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 12 - 13. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 317. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 54.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 20.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 30 - 31.

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 82 - 84. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 94.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 117.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 389.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachycorythis inhambanensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116310, retrieved 28 June 2016

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