Cynorkis anacamptoides Kraenzl. 1895 SECTION Parviflorae

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe

Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Part sun Warm Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Anacamptis-Like Cynorkis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in grasslands, moors, and in bogs, marshes, swamps and by streams in highland forests at elevations of 600 to 3350 meters as a small to just large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a slender, glandular pubescent towards the apex, erect, stem carrying 2 to 6, basal, lanceolate, acute leaves and some smaller ones above that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, 1 to 8" [2.5 to 20 cm] long, pubescent, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella anacamptoides (Kraenzl.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bicornella anacamptoides var. ecalcarata (P.J.Cribb) Szlach., Mytnik & Rutk. 2010; Cynorkis anacamptoides var. ecalcarata P.J.Cribb 1977; Cynorkis barlaea Schltr. 1915; Cynorkis gymnadenoides Schltr. 1915; Cynorkis micrantha Schltr. 1915; Cynorkis platylepoides Kraenzl. 1900; Habenaria calcarata Benth. ex Rolfe 1898; Stenoglottis calcarata Rchb.f. 1865;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 drawing fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as C anacamptoides var ecalcarata; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bicornella anacamptoides drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide;