Brachycorythis buchananii (Schltr.) Rolfe

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Brachycorythis buchananii

Roadside dambo between Solwezi and Chingola
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Brachycorythis buchananii

Roadside dambo between Solwezi and Chingola
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Brachycorythis buchananii

Dambo/Grassland
Chakwenga Headwaters
May 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Brachycorythis buchananii

Dambo/Grassland
Chakwenga Headwaters
May 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial, up to 30 cm. Leaves all along the stem. Inflorescence up to 5 cm, densely many-flowered. Flowers deep pink to purple; sepals and petals rounded, pointing forwards. Lip broad, 3-lobed, pointing downwards.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
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Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 July 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 29. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachycorythis buchananii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachycorythis buchananii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachycorythis buchananii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachycorythis buchananii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachycorythis buchananii.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116290, retrieved 27 July 2017

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