Brachycorythis rhodostachys (Schltr.) Summerh. 1955 Drawing by Williamson

Drawing Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Red Colored Inflorescence Brachycorythis

Flower Size .22" [5.5 mm]

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Angola and Tanzania at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in marshy grasslands and often along streams with cylindrical tubers giving rise to 7 to 13, lanceolate, acute, decreasing in size upwards leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, reddish, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, the lowermost equalling the flowers, shorter above floral bracts and carrying reddish to purple mauve flowers with a whitish lip irregularily marked with mauve.

Synonyms Gyaladenia rhodostachys (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921; Gyaladenia rhodostachys var. lisowskii Szlach., Mytnik, Rutk., Jerch. & Baranow 2010; *Platanthera rhodostachys Schltr. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide

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