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Brachypeza cladostachya (Luzon Philippines) (Hook.f.) Kocyan & Schuit., Phytotaxa 161- 62 (2014). (38153285652) - cropped.jpg
Brachypeza cladostachya
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Brachypeza
Type species
Brachypeza archytas
(Ridl.) Garay

Brachypeza, commonly known as sage orchids, is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. Orchids in this genus have short stems with fleshy leaves and arching flowering stems with short-lived flowers. The sepals and petals are similar in size and shape and the labellum is pouch-like and suspended at the base of the flower. Sage orchids occur in tropical areas from Indochina to New Guinea.

Taxonomy and naming

The genus Brachypeza was first formally described in 1972 by Leslie Andrew Garay and the description was published in the Botanical Museum Leaflets of Harvard University.

Species list

The following is a list of Brachypeza species accepted by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families as at December 2018.

  • Brachypeza archytas (Ridl.) Garay - Christmas Island
  • Brachypeza cladostachya (Hook.f.) Kocyan & Schuit.
  • Brachypeza indusiata (Rchb.f.) Garay - Borneo, Malaysia, Maluku, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea
  • Brachypeza koeteiensis (Schltr.) Garay - Borneo
  • Brachypeza laotica (Seidenf.) Seidenf. - Laos, Thailand and possibly Vietnam
  • Brachypeza minimipes (J.J.Sm.) Garay - Sumatra
  • Brachypeza pallida (Blume) Kocyan & Schuit.
  • Brachypeza semiteretifolia (H.A.Pedersen) Kocyan & Schuit.
  • Brachypeza simondiana (Gagnep.) Kocyan & Schuit.
  • Brachypeza stenoglottis (Hook.f.) Garay - Borneo, Malaysia, Maluku, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea
  • Brachypeza unguiculata (Lindl.) Kocyan & Schuit.
  • Brachypeza zamboangensis (Ames) Garay - Borneo, Philippines
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