FZ.44. Cyrtorchis Schltr.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1960) African orchids XXVII Kew Bulletin 14(1) 126-157

Description of the genus

Epiphytic or lithophytic herbs. Pseudobulbs 0. Leaves distichous, fleshy or coriaceous, unequally and obtusely 2-lobed at apex. Flowers white, stellate, waxy, turning yellow with age. Sepals and petals free, ± similar, usually recurved towards apex. Lip similar, entire, spurred at base.

Worldwide: 16 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Cyrtorchis ringens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arcuata Lindl. subsp. arcuata EDescription, Image
crassifolia Schltr.NDescription, Image
praetermissa Summerh. subsp. praetermissa N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ringens (Rchb. f.) Summerh.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cyrtorchis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cyrtorchis
Flora of Mozambique: Cyrtorchis
Flora of Zambia: Cyrtorchis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyrtorchis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyrtorchis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cyrtorchis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyrtorchis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyrtorchis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyrtorchis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cyrtorchis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=444, retrieved 7 August 2020

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