Fragrant Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Short Spurred Cynorkis

Flower Size

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.


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