Cynorkis brevicalcar P.J.Cribb 1985 SECTION Parviflorae Drawing by M E Church

Fragrant Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Short Spurred Cynorkis

Flower Size .25" [6.25 mm]

Found on Mt. Mulanje in Malawi on seepage slopes and wet areas within grasslands at elevations of 1700 to 2350 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, villous tubers giving rise to 1 to 2 basal, ovate to elliptic, glabrous, leaves taht blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncel usually with 1 sheathing leaf, 2.8 to 6.4 [7 to 16 cm] long, rachis .6 to 2 [1.5 to 5 cm] long, densely 4 to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute shorter to longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying sometimes secund, fragrant,small white to very pale pink flowers with a purple spotted lip.

Synonyms Bicornella brevicalcar (P.J.Cribb) Szlach. & Kras. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide