Brachycorythis tenuior Rchb.f. 1865

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Common Name The Delicate Brachycorythis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, and Natal & Transvaal of South Africa in tall grasslands, cleared woodlands, swamps and marshy ground at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy below, becoming bract-like above stem carrying numerous, dark green, lanceolate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the summer on a dense, [7 to 16 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Brachycorythis crassicornis Kraenzl. 1929; Brachycorythis engleriana Kraenzl. 1895; Brachycorythis rhomboglossa Kraenzl. 1898; Brachycorythis sibangensis Kraenzl. 1898; Brachycorythis soyauxiana Kraenzl. 1898; Diplacorchis engleriana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1921; Diplacorchis rhomboglossa (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1921; Diplacorchis tenuior (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921; Gyaladenia engleriana (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2006; Gyaladenia rhomboglossa (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2006; Gyaladenia tenuior (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2006; Habenaria tenuior (Rchb.f.) N.E.Br. 1885; Platanthera engleriana (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1898; Platanthera tenuior (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing good; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of the Central African Republic - A Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1987; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing good; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Flore du Gabon Vol 36 Szlachetko etal 2004 drawing fide;