Cyrtorchis neglecta Summerh. 1960 SECTION CyrtorchisDrawing by Margaret Stones/Cribb

Collection sheet and Drawing Collection sheet by The Royal Botanical Garden Kew Website

Part shade hot cool spring

Common Name The Neglected Cyrtorchis

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania in humid forests and gallery forests at elevations of sea level to 1750 meters as a small to just large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect, rarely branching stem carrying suberect, coriaceous, linear, unequally roundly, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a axillary or beneath the leaves 1.6 to 3.6" [3.5 to 9 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006