Mycoheterotrophic Plants

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Brachycorythis lastii Rolfe 1898

Brachycorythis lastii was first described by Rolfe 1898. The name is accepted by WCSP, World Flora Online and by Hyde et al. 2020. B. lastii is closely related to B. pumilio. Together they are the only two MHP species in their genus. B. lastii differs from B. pumilio in "considerably larger" flowers and is generally a bit higher. Other species of the genus are autotrophic and significantly higher (Rolfe 1898). B. lastii is native in Brachystegia woodland and at the edges of low altitude riverine forest at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters from Tanzania to South Tropical Africa (Hyde et al. 2020). The synonym Schwartzkopffia lastii was used for a long time.

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