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 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
Endemic to: southern Western Ghats (of India)
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).
(From IUCN Red List (DD) )
Eravikulam National Park :: Brachycorythis wightii :: DV01JUL : 6 posts by 5 authors. 2 images.
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..
Flora picture of the year 2014 :: Dinesh Valke : 12 posts by 11 authors.
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.