Brachycorythis pumilio (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1882

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Dwarf Brachycorythis

Flower Size 64" [1.6 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Togo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea in primary forests at elevations below 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing leafless terresrial with large tuberous roots giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem enveloped completely by membraneous, acute, sheaths that blooms in the winter carrying 1 to 3, apical flowers with acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Brachycorythis rosea A.Chev. ex Summerh. 1936; Disa pumilio (Lindl.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; *Penthea pumilio Lindl. 1862; Schwartzkopffia buettneriana Kraenzl. 1900; Schwartzkopffia pumilio (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Schwartzkopffia pumilio; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 #10 1963 as Schwartzkopffia pumilio; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Schwartzkopfia pumilio; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 as Schwartzkopfia pumilio drawing/photo fide;