Description of the genus
Terrestrial herbs with ellipsoid or
fusiform tubers. Stems leafy. Leaves often numerous and overlapping. Bracts leaf-like, longer than the flowers at least at base of inflorescence. Flowers usually mauve or purple, often
with darker spots, less often cream-coloured or greenish-brown.
Sepals free. Petals usually adnate at base to side of column.
Basal part of lip boat-shaped, spurred or saccate; upper
part flattened, usually projecting forwards.
Worldwide: 25 species in tropical and S Africa and Asia.
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Other sources of information about Brachycorythis:Flora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): BrachycorythisFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BrachycorythisGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BrachycorythisIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BrachycorythisKew Herbarium catalogue
: BrachycorythisKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Brachycorythis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=405, retrieved 20 May 2013