Brownleea coerulea

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Brownleea coerulea


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
Species: Brownleea coerulea



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


  • Homotypic
    • Disa coerulea (Harv. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 119 (1881)
  • Heterotypic
    • Disa macroceras Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 119 (1881)
    • Brownleea madagascarica Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 22: 126 (1886)
    • Brownleea nelsonii Rolfe in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 5(3): 262 (1913)
    • Brownleea woodii Rolfe in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 5(3): 263 (1913)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, 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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