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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Synonyms: Brownleea flavescens Schltr.
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 and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review. Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

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

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 79.

Johnson, S., Bytebier, B, & Stärker H. (2015). Orchids of South Africa, a Field Guide Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 76. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 192.

Linder, H.P. (1981). Taxonomic studies on the Disinae: A revision of the genus Brownleea Lindl. Journal of South African Botany 47(1) Pages 38 - 43.

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 293 - 294. (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 242 - 243. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brownleea galpinii
African Plant Database: Brownleea galpinii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brownleea galpinii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brownleea galpinii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brownleea galpinii
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iNaturalist: Brownleea galpinii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brownleea galpinii
JSTOR Plant Science: Brownleea galpinii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brownleea galpinii
Plants of the World Online: Brownleea galpinii
Tropicos: Brownleea galpinii
Wikipedia: Brownleea galpinii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brownleea galpinii subsp. galpinii., retrieved 20 May 2024

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