IUCN Red List Status: Data Deficient (DD)

Brachycorythis wightii Summerh., Kew Bull. 10: 242 1955. (syn: Phyllomphax wightii (Summerh.) Szlach.);

brak-ee-ko-RYE-this — Greek: brachy (short) and corys (helmet), referring to the flower shapeDave’s Botanary

WIGHT-ee-eye — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in IndiaDave’s Botanary 

commonly known as: Wight’s brachycorythis 

Endemic to: southern Western Ghats (of India)

Habit: Herb

Flowering and fruiting: May-October
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)

Attributions-Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)

This species is found on hills, among grasses and rock crevices in dark soil in the montane zone. Often seen with B. spendida (Kumar and Manilal 1994).

Eravikulam National Park
Date: June 4, 2014 … Base elevation: 2000m asl

Brachycorythis wightii Summerh. … (family: Orchidaceae)

Very beautiful pictures of a species! TFS…

Wonderful !!..this is the second Brachycorythis sp. I have got to see..


Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
Brachycorythis wightii Summerh.

04 JUN 14 … Eravikulam National Park

This plant was like sighting a treasure, when I found it standing all alone, in contrast among other plants and grasses.
It was a prized feeling when I realized it is endemic to southern Western Ghats, and a rare plant.

Very nice picture of a rare beauty!

Such a lovey plant & Incredible picture … as usual
Very lucky to find this  

Beautiful picture of endemic beauty. Your pictures are always brilliant. 

Amazing picture. All the pictures you click are beautifully composed.



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