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South African Orchids

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South African Orchids

The orchid genera in the southern African region. On this page we have divided them into terrestrial orchids (grow in the ground), epiphytic orchids (grow on trees) and epilithic orchids ( grow on rocks). Terrestrial Orchids are further divided according to the rainfall region where they occur (summer-rainfall region, winter-rainfall region, both regions). TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS Mainly summer-rainfall area orchids (eastern and north-eastern provinces) Brachycorythis ovata Brownleea coerulea Calanthe sylvatica Cynorkis kassneriana Huttonaea grandiflora Schizochilus zeyheri Bonatea, small African genus, similar to Habenaria and previously included in this genus; flowers often white. Brachycorythis, small genus in the African and Asian tropics and subtropics; a few species in grassland in our region; up to 60 cm tall, with leafy stems and medium-sized flowers. Brownleea, small African genus with six species in our region; in forest or grassland;
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