Brachycorythis angolensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921 Photo by Williamson

Part sunCool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Angolan Brachycorythis

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm] long,

Found in Zaire, Angola, Zambia and Tanzania in open perennially wet boggy grasslands at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with thick, cylindrical tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying several loosely arranged leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, very dense, short, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate white to mauve to purple colored flowers with darker spots on the lip.

Synonyms Afrorchis angolensis (Schltr.) Szlach. 2006; Brachycorythis oligophylla Kraenzl. 1903; Diplacorchis angolensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921; *Platanthera angolensis Schltr. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part One Pope 1995;