Brachycorythis mac-owaniana Rchb.f. 1881

Inflorescence Photos by wldew and The I Spot Nature Website

Part sun Cold Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Mac Owan's Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa at elevations of 150 to 1580 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with tubers in clusters of up to 10, giving rise to a slender to fairly robust stem carrying cauline, closely imbricate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acute, glabrous, green leaves that blooms after fires in the fall and early winter on an erect, 5.2" [13 cm] long, lax to densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gyaladenia mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921; Gymnadenia mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1893; Habenaria mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1889; Platanthera mac-owaniana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 1 Liltved and Johnson 2012 photos fide