Brownleea galpinii Bolus
subsp. galpinii

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Brownleea galpinii subsp. galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Brownleea galpinii subsp. galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Brownleea galpinii subsp. galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Uncommon slender terrestrial herb, usually less than 35 cm. Leaves 2-4, sheathing at the base. Inflorescence terminal, dense, hemispherical. Flowers white to cream with purple spots on the inside of the petals. Lateral sepals spreading; lip minute.
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: after E.E. Galpin (1858-1941), a botanical collector
Habitat: In vleis and montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 192.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brownleea galpinii
African Plant Database: Brownleea galpinii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brownleea galpinii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brownleea galpinii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brownleea galpinii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brownleea galpinii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brownleea galpinii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brownleea galpinii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Brownleea galpinii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brownleea galpinii
Ispot Southern Africa: Brownleea galpinii
JSTOR Plant Science: Brownleea galpinii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brownleea galpinii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brownleea galpinii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brownleea galpinii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brownleea galpinii
Tropicos: Brownleea galpinii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brownleea galpinii subsp. galpinii., retrieved 21 January 2018

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