Brachycorythis pilosa Summerh. 1955 Drawing by Williamson

Part sunCool LATERSpring

Common Name The Hairy Brachycorythis

Flower Size .28" [7 mm] long

Found in Zaire, Angola, Zambia and Tanzania in wet grasslands and grassland verge at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a few heavy, thick, cylindrical tubers giving rise to an extremely hair plant in all parts, almost shiny velvety in appearance, many leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, to 28" [70 cm] long, densely vry many [to 200] flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, greenish cream witha rose tinted lip.

Synonyms Afrorchis pilosa (Summerh.) Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide

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