Brownleea maculata P.J. Cribb

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Brownleea maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Brownleea maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Brownleea maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Brownleea maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Brownleea maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Brownleea maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Brownleea sp. no. 1 sensu Grosvenor (1976)
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial, sometimes epiphytic or lithophytic herb up to 35 cm tall. Leaves 2-3, alternate along the stem, ascending-spreading, sheathing at the base, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, c. 11 × 4 cm. Inflorescence somewhat lax, few-many-flowered. Flowers c. 8 mm in diameter, mauve to purple often with darker spots or stripes. Dorsal sepal forming a hood with an ascending and down-curved spur 6-8 mm long. Lip minute,erect.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: maculata: spotted, blotched
Habitat: In shaded forest areas, often on rocks, rotting logs and living trees.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:April
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 4 August 2009
Literature:

Cribb, P.J. (1977). New orchids from South Central Africa Kew Bulletin 32(1) Pages 147 - 150. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 189 - 191. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 39.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 131.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.


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Flora of Malawi: Brownleea maculata
Flora of Mozambique: Brownleea maculata

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


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 maculata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117510, retrieved 16 December 2018

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