!Brownleea parviflora Harv. ex Lindl. 1842 Photo by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cool Cold Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Small Flowered Brownleea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cameroon, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal and Madagascar in grasslands in full sun at elevations of sea level to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3 [5], narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on an erect, cylindrical, densely 20 to 60 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Brownleea alpina (Hook.f.) N.E.Br.1898; Brownleea apetala (Kraenzl.) N.E.Br. 1898; Brownleea gracilis Schltr. 1915; Brownleea nelsonii Rolfe 1913; Brownleea perrieri Schltr. 1924; Brownleea transvaalensis Schltr. 1924; Brownleea woodii Rolfe 1913; Disa alpina Hook.f. 1864; Disa apetala Kraenzl. 1895; Disa parviflora (Harv. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1881; Disa preussii Kraenzl. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B alpina; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B nelsoniiThe Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009