Monday 15 November 2021

Brachycorythis wightii Summerh.

Brachycorythis wightii Summerh.

brak-ee-ko-RYE-this -- Greek: brachy (short) and corys (helmet), referring to the flower shape ... Dave's Botanary
WIGHT-ee-eye -- named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in India ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: Wight's brachycorythis, Wight's short-helmet orchid

botanical names: Brachycorythis wightii Summerh. ... synonyms: Phyllomphax wightii (Summerh.) Szlach. ... POWO
Bibliography / etymology
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Wight's brachycorythis
  • the commemorative epithet wightii is named in honour of Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in India
  • or Wight's brachycoryth orchid ... Flowering Trees by P. K. Valsalakumari
Wight's short-helmet orchid
This species is a rare endemic; distributed in the Indian state of Kerala. Regional name not known; hopefully, the local folks will provide it a name - to justify its beauty and rarity !
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