Brachycorythis wightii Summerh. 1955 Photo cortesy of The Enchanting Kerala Website

Part sunCoolCold LATERSpringSummer

Common Name Wight's Brachycorythis [British explorer and head of Madras Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Kerala state of India in montane grasslands at elevations of 1500 to 2140 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid, densely lanuginose tuber giving rise to a terete, erect, deep purple, leafy throughout stem carrying ovate-lanceolate, 9 to 11 veined, veins purple beneath, acuminate apcailly, narrwoing below into the shortly sheathed and adpressed base leaves that it blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, terminal, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with

Synonyms Phyllomphax wightii (Summerh.) Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #9 1995 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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