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Brownleea parviflora (Typus)


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diseae
Subtribus: Brownleeinae
Genus: Brownleea

Overview of species (8)


B. coerulea – B. galpinii – B. graminicola – B. macroceras – B. maculata – B. mulanjiensis – B. parviflora – B. recurvata



Brownleea Harv. ex Lindl., London J. Bot. 1: 16 (1842)


Native distribution areas:
Brownleea range map
  • Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cameroon, Zaïre.
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Madagascar.

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



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