Cynorkis rungweensis Schltr. 1915 SECTION Parviflorae Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mt Rungwe Cynorkis [A mountain within Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi and Tanzania in upland grasslands at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to ovoid, woolly root-tubers giving rise to an erect, slender stem carrying 2, basal, spreading, lanceolate, oblanceolate to elliptical, acuminate, glabrous leaves and a 1 to 3, lanceolate sheaths above that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, sparsely glandular-hairy, 6 to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Bicornella rungweensis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bicornella rungweensis drawing fide