Brachycorythis disoides (Ridl.) Kraenzl. 1898

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name The Disa-Like Brachycorythis

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Madagascar in prairies, seepages and steep slopes at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, stout, cool growing terrestrial with a tall stem carrying many cauline, oval-acuminate leaves and blooms in the late spring and summer on a semi-dense, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, thick inflorescence with oval-acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Diplacorchis disoides (Ridl.) Schltr. 1921; Gyaladenia disoides (Ridl.) Szlach. 2006; *Habenaria disoides Ridl. 1885;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Diplacorchis disoides drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Diplacorhis disoides; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;