Brownleea parviflora Harv. ex Lindl.

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Brownleea parviflora

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Synonyms: Brownleea alpina (Hook. f.) N.E. Br.
Brownleea apetala (Kraenzl.) N.E. Br.
Brownleea gracilis Schltr.
Brownleea perrieri Schltr.
Brownleea transvaalensis Schltr.
Disa alpina Hook. f.
Disa apetala Kraenzl.
Disa parviflora (Harv. ex Lindl.) Rchb. f.
Disa presussii Kraenzl.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, 20-60 cm tall. leaves 2-5 but usually 3, sheathing at the base, semi-erect, narrowly lanceolate, largest 8-20 cm long. Inflorescence 4-12 cm long, densely 20-60-flowered. Bracts longer than the flowers, more or less narrowly lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers white with a slight greenish, brownish or purplish tint. Dorsal sepal forming a spurred hood; spur horizotal at the base then sharply down-curved, 3-5 mm long. Lip minute, 0.5-1 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small-flowered
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, lesotho, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Literature:

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) Pages 190 - 192. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 109 - 110. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 293. (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.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 240 - 241. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 118.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 98 - 99.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 132.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 179 - 181. (Includes a picture).


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brownleea parviflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117520, retrieved 30 May 2016

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