(pronounced: brack-ee-PEH-zah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Monopodial epiphytes. Stems short. Leaves alternate, distichous. Inflorescences axillary long-pedunculate racemes, the floral bracts insignificant. Flowers produced in sequential flushes. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip three-lobed, saccate. Column arching, without wings, with a short foot; pollinia 2, each partially cleft, on a common stipe and viscidium.


From the Greek brachys, meaning short, and peza, meaning foot, referring to the short column foot found in the genus.


A genus of seven species from Thailand to the Philippines and Christmas Island.

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Seidenfaden, G. 1988. Orchid genera in Thailand XIV, Fifty-nine vandoid genera. Opera Bot. 95:1-398.