Brachycorythis mac-owaniana Rchb.f. 1881

Inflorescence Photos by wldew and The I Spot Nature Website

Part sun Cold Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Mac Owan's Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa at elevations of 150 to 1580 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with tubers in clusters of up to 10, giving rise to a slender to fairly robust stem carrying cauline, closely imbricate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acute, glabrous, green leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, 5.2" [13 cm] long, lax to densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gyaladenia mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921; Gymnadenia mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1893; Habenaria mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1889; Platanthera mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 1 Liltved and Johnson 2012 photos fide