In profile the flower of Brachycorythis conica subsp. transvaalensis shows its large conical and curved spur below the lip. Some orchid spurs have evolved from long and thin to short and sac-like; this one may represent an intermediate form that went half-way through this transformation.
A few of the pink-purple spots found upon the lip of the flower are also present on the tapering body of the spur. The spur has a dull cream to green translucent surface, contrasting against the sepals and lateral petals above. Part of the column is visible in the flower centre.
The broadly tapering and curved spur body would have made a sassy hood for the orchid if this flower had not been resupinate, twisted to position the median sepal at the top and the coloured lip below (wildorchids.co.za).