Brachycorythis lastii Rolfe

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Brachycorythis lastii

Thick leaf litter in sandy soil on riverine island
Riverine island by Mumbuluma Rapids
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Brachycorythis lastii

Thick leaf litter in sandy soil on riverine island
Riverine island by Mumbuluma Rapids
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Brachycorythis lastii

Thick leaf litter in sandy soil on riverine island
Riverine island by Mumbuluma Rapids
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Schwartzkopffia angolensis Schltr.
Schwartzkopffia lastii (Rolfe) Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
This terrestrial saprophyte is only a few centimeters tall, leafless and lacking chlorophyll. The flowers seem to arise straight from the ground with a few dark brown sheaths at the base. Flowers showy with a strong lemon scent. Petals and sepals white; lip with a large, 3-lobed epichile, deep magenta with a yellow spot near the throat.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 4 April 2019
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 14 - 15. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 216 - 217. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 335. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 70. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 86. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 26 - 27. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 34 - 35. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 98. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 57. (Includes a picture).

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Page 30. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 124. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 389. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 141. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Summerhayes, V.S. (1960). African orchids XXVII Kew Bulletin 14(1) Page 130. as Schwartzkopffia lastii

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 15 - 16. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 26 - 28. as Schwartzkopffia lastii (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachycorythis lastii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116360, retrieved 15 December 2019

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