Brownleea mulanjiensis H.P.Linder 1985

Plant and Flowers In Situ Malawi TYPE Photos by P Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeCold LATERSpring

Common Name The Mulanje Brownleea [A town In Malawi]

Flower Size

Found in Malawi in montane grasslands and rocky heathlands at elevations around 2100 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with testicular tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, somewhat flexuouse stem carrying 2 basal sheaths, the lower hyaline, shorter, the upper, much longer, scabrid to shortly pilose, dark brown to black, 1 to 2, prominent veined, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, to 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, as long to longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 photo fide