Brownleea maculata P.J.Cribb 1977

Plant and Flowers in situ Mozambique Photos by Bart Wursten and The Mozambique Flora Website

Full Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Spotted Brownleea

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in shade of forests often on old rotting tree trunks, rocks and the base of live trees at elevations above 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with densely villous tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying, an often absent, basal fibrous, acute sheath and 2 to 3, somewhat ascending, distant, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acute to acuminate, emergent veined, shortly sheathing base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, lax, several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing/photo fide;