African Plant Database

Cynorkis buchananii Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 260 (1898)
Information on the genus : Cynorkis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cynorkis bosseriana Szlach. (1994)
=Cynorkis nyassana Schltr.
=Cynorkis buchwaldiana subsp. nyassana (Schltr.) Summerh.
=*Cynorkis rungweensis auct. Geerinck p.p., non Schltr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-44 cm tall; tubers usually 2, ovoid, c. 1,5 cm long; stem sparsely hairy; basal leaves 1-2, glabrous, lanceolate, 2-16x1,5-3,5 cm; inflorescence 2,5-11 cm long, c. 20-flowered, rachis sparsely glandular-hairy; pedicel and ovary c. 1 cm long, curved, glandular-hairy; flowers pink, whitish inside hood and at base of lip; dorsal sepal ovate, 3,5-5,5x2-3 mm, laterals deflexed, obliquely lanceolate, 6-8x2-3 mm; petals falcate, 3-5,5x1,5-2,5 mm; lip wedge-shaped, 6-9,5x2-3,5 mm, apex indistinctly 3-toothed; spur slightly incurved, 3-5 mm long.
Ecology : Damp grassland; seepage slopes; stream banks; in thin soil over rock near stream; pine plantations; 1200-2600 m alt.
  Geerinck (1995: l.c.) suggests this plant to be a hybrid between C. anacamptoides and C. rungweensis, but more material is needed for further study.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 52
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°44361 modified 2007-04-05
Feedback about this record