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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to New Guinea.

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Ecology

Brachypeza archytas (Ridl.) Garay is recorded from tall, closed forests on phosphate–pebble limestone and clay loam at 200 m on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Brachypeza indusiata (Rchb.f.) Garay occurs as an epiphyte in deep shade in lowland forests from sea level to 300 m in Peninsular Malaysia, in forests on limestone and in mixed dipterocarp forest at 200–300 m in Sarawak, and also forests in West Papua and Sabah at 200–300 m. Brachypeza zamboangensis (Ames) Garay grows as an epiphyte low on tree trunks and on lianas in forests on limestone at 500–600 m in Sabah and the Philippines.

General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Stems with 1–6 leaves dorsiventrally flattened or semi-terete, fleshy, broad, to 15–25 × 5 cm. Inflorescences 1–3, arching to pendent, as long as leaves or shorter, rachis clavate, not furrowed above flower nodes, 1–25-flowered. Flowers resupinate, fugacious. Sepals and petals free, spreading, narrowly oblong, to c. 1 cm long. Dorsal sepal erect, concave. Lateral sepals oblique. Labellum tubular, spurred, distally trilobed, articulated to column foot, side lobes erect, auriculate, midlobe recurved; spur bag-like. Column arcuate, with an inconspicuous foot; pollinia two, each split to the middle from the base, stipe cuneate-triangular or oblong, as long as pollinia; stigma terminal; rostellar projection triangular, bidentate.

Distribution

About ten species of Brachypeza are distributed from Thailand and Indochina through Malaysia and Indonesia north to the Philippines and east to New Guinea.

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Use

No uses have been reported for Brachypeza; it is uncommon in cultivation.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Borneo, Christmas I., Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Brachypeza Garay appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 163 (1972)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0