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

Malawi: 5 taxa.

Cyrtorchis arcuata subsp. arcuata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arcuata Lindl. subsp. arcuata N,C,SDescription, Image
arcuata (Lindl.) Schltr. subsp. whytei (Rolfe) Summerh. N,C,S
crassifolia Schltr.N,SDescription, Image
praetermissa Summerh. subsp. praetermissa C,SDescription, Image
ringens (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cyrtorchis:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cyrtorchis
Flora of Mozambique: Cyrtorchis
Flora of Zambia: Cyrtorchis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyrtorchis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyrtorchis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyrtorchis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyrtorchis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyrtorchis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cyrtorchis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyrtorchis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyrtorchis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyrtorchis
Plants of the World Online: Cyrtorchis
Tropicos: Cyrtorchis
Wikipedia: Cyrtorchis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cyrtorchis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=444, retrieved 30 May 2024

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