Brachycorythis pubescens is a ground orchid, a slender to robust perennial reaching up to 45 cm in height, growing from thick, cylindrical tubers.
The hairy and visibly veined leaves are small and pointed, spiralling up the stem while sheathing it at the base of each. Leaf size is about 5 cm by 1,7 cm.
The species distribution is widespread, from southern KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo to tropical Africa.
The habitat is open grassland at elevations from the coast to 1500 m. The species is not considered threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Lowrey and Wright, 1987; Pooley, 1984; www.redlist.sanbi.org).