Brownleea parviflora Harv. ex Lindl.

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Brownleea parviflora

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Synonyms: Brownleea alpina (Hook. f.) N.E. Br.
Brownleea apetala (Kraenzl.) N.E. Br.
Brownleea gracilis Schltr.
Brownleea perrieri Schltr.
Brownleea transvaalensis Schltr.
Disa alpina Hook. f.
Disa apetala Kraenzl.
Disa parviflora (Harv. ex Lindl.) Rchb. f.
Disa presussii Kraenzl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, 20-60 cm tall. leaves 2-5 but usually 3, sheathing at the base, semi-erect, narrowly lanceolate, largest 8-20 cm long. Inflorescence 4-12 cm long, densely 20-60-flowered. Bracts longer than the flowers, more or less narrowly lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers white with a slight greenish, brownish or purplish tint. Dorsal sepal forming a spurred hood; spur horizotal at the base then sharply down-curved, 3-5 mm long. Lip minute, 0.5-1 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small-flowered
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, lesotho, South Africa and Madagascar.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Brownleea parviflora., retrieved 15 July 2024

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