Brownleea recurvata Sond.1846 Photo by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cool Cold Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Recurved Brownleea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cameroon, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal and Madagascar in grasslands in full sun at elevations of sea level to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrials with 2 to 3 [5], narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on an erect, cylindrical, densely 20 to 60 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Brownleea natalensis Rolfe 1913; Disa recurvata (Sond.) Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide;