Cyrtorchis brownii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918 SECTION Homocolleticon Summerh. Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Full sunCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Brown's Cyrtorchis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Zaire, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi in evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying many,cyrtch 2 ranked, linear, leathery, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary or below the leaves, 1.4 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, 5 to 12 flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Angraecum latibracteatum De Wild. 1916; Cyrtorchis brownii var. guillaumetii Pérez-Vera 2003; Cyrtorchis latibracteata (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918; Homocolleticon brownii (Rolfe) Szlach. & Olszewski 2001; *Listrostachys brownii Rolfe 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006