Brachycorythis ovata

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Brachycorythis ovata


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Brachycorythis
Species: Brachycorythis ovata
Subspecies: (3)
B. o. subsp. ovata – B. o. subsp. schweinfurthii  – B. o. subsp. welwitschii


Brachycorythis ovata Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 363 (1838).


  • Homotypic
    • Platanthera ovata (Lindl.) Schltr., Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 50: 12 (1895).


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo.
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Zaïre.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia, Sudan.
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J. 1838. The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants 363.


Vernacular names[edit]

isiZulu: Imfeyamasele yentaba