Brownleea macroceras Sond. 1846

Inflorescence Photos by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cool Cold Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Large Spurred Brownleea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cape Province Lesotho, Natal and Orange Free State South Africa on rock ledges and in shallow rocky soils usually in full sun at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, scattered along the stem, usually narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on a terminal, erect, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Brownleea monophylla Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006

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