Brachycorythis disoides (Ridl.) Kraenzl. 1898

Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Common Name The Disa-Like Brachycorythis

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Madagascar in prairies, seepages and steep slopes at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, stout, cool growing terrestrial with a tall stem carrying many cauline, oval-acuminate leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a semi-dense, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, thick inflorescence with oval-acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Diplacorchis disoides (Ridl.) Schltr. 1921; Gyaladenia disoides (Ridl.) Szlach. 2006; *Habenaria disoides Ridl. 1885;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981 as Diplacorhis disoides; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Diplacorhis disoides; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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