Cynorkis anacamptoides Kraenzl.
var. anacamptoides

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Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airedale Rd, Nyanga

Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airedale Rd, Nyanga

Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Cynorkis gymnadenioides Schltr.
Cynorkis micrantha sensu Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb, up to 50 cm. Stem and inflorescence glandular hairy. Leaves near the base of the stem, lanceolate-elliptic. Inflorescence 5-many-flowered, often pyramidal at first, more elongated later. Flowers small, pink, mauve or purple; dorsal sepal forming a hood with the petals; lateral sepals spreading; lip linear-ligulate, entire; spur 3-5 mm long.
Notes: Var. ecalcarata is only found on the Nyika Plateau in Malawi and Zambia. It has no spur.
Derivation of specific name: anacamptoides: resembling Anacamptis, a European genus of ground orchids.
Habitat: In vleis, bogs and seepage areas in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 2300 m
Flowering time:(Sep-) Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon,Bioko, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 July 2015
Literature:

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 55.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 51 - 52.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 45 - 46. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 94.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 118.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 101. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 133.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116550, retrieved 29 May 2016

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