Brachycorythis lastii Rolfe

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Brachycorythis lastii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates, Pungwe River

Brachycorythis lastii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates, Pungwe River

Brachycorythis lastii

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Brachycorythis lastii

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Brachycorythis lastii

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

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Synonyms: Schwartzkopffia angolensis Schltr.
Schwartzkopffia lastii (Rolfe) Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
This terrestrial saprophyte is only a few centimeters tall, leafless and lacking chlorophyll. The flowers seem to arise straight from the ground with a few dark brown sheaths at the base. Flowers showy with a strong lemon scent. Petals and sepals white; lip with a large, 3-lobed epichile, deep magenta with a yellow spot near the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: It is found in Brachystegia woodland and at the edges of low altitude riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 14 - 15. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 216 - 217. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (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 335. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 70. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 26 - 27. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 34 - 35. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (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 98. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 124. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 141. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 15 - 16. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).


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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 lastii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116360, retrieved 28 August 2016

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