Cynorkis debilis (Hook.f.) Summerh. 1933

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Mozambique photos by Bart Wursten and The Mozambique Flora Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Weak Cynorkis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Gabon, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania on mossy floors of upland rainforest and plantations at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with globose, ovoid to elliptic, wooly tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, sparsely glandular hairy to glabrous stem carrying 1 to 2, basal, spreading to suberect, lanceolate, ovate to elliptical, shortly acuminate, glabrous leaves and a few lanceolate, acuminate sheaths above that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, rather laxly to 40 flowered, glandular hairy inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts .

Synonyms Bicornella debilis (Hook.f.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bicornella hanningtonii (Rolfe) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bicornella lisowskii (Szlach.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynorkis hanningtonii Rolfe 1898; Cynorkis johnsonii Rolfe 1898; Cynorkis lisowskii Szlach. 1994; *Habenaria debilis Hook.f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as C hanningtonii drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 as C hanningtonii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bicornella lisowskii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bicornella hanningtonii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bicornella debilis drawing fide

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