Cynorkis symoensii Geerinck & Tournay 1977 SECTION Parviflorae

Drawing Drawing by LaCroix

Common Name Symoens' Cynorkis [Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi and Tanzania in submontane and montane forests, sometimes on mossy rocks, sometimes epiphytic on tree trunks sunk in moss at elevations around 1750 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte or epiphyte with 2 near basal, elliptic, dark glossy green leaves that blooms on an erect, glabrous, fairly densely to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying secund flowers with green tepals and a bright magenta-pink lip.

Synonyms Bicornella symoensii (Geerinck & Tournay) Szlach. & Kras 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide;