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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cynorkis Thouars
      1. Cynorkis buchananii Rolfe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains), DR Congo, S. Malawi.

    [FZ]

    Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb 10–44 cm tall.
    Tubers
    Tubers usually 2, c. 1.5 cm long, ovoid.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves 1 or 2, pale green, 2–16 × 1.5–3.5 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, narrowing to a petiole-like base; peduncle leaves several, reduced, the lowest usually similar to but smaller than the basal leaves, the remainder sheath-like, up to 23 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 2.5–11 cm long, laxly to densely several- to many-flowered, flowers often ± secund; rhachis sparsely glandular-hairy; bracts 8–12 mm long, lanceolate, acute; ovary and pedicel 8–12 mm long, arching, sparsely glandular-hairy.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale pink or lilac, whitish at base of lip and inside hood.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal 3.5–5.5 × 2–3.2 mm, ovate, acute, convex, the apex slightly recurved. Lateral sepals deflexed, 6–8 × 2–3 mm, obliquely lanceolate, acute.
    Corolla
    Petals 3–5.5 × 1.5–2.5 mm, falcate, adnate to column and lip at base and forming a hood with the dorsal sepal.
    Labellum
    Lip 6–7.5 × 2–3.5 mm, wedge-shaped, entire but with slight indentations at the lip, and with 2 small lobules at the base.
    Spur
    Spur 3–5 mm long, somewhat incurved.
    Column
    Column short and stout, the rostellum overtopping the anther, up to 1.5 mm tall.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Cynorkis buchananii Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 19, 1982 La Croix, I.F. [297], Malawi K000317359
    Aug 18, 1982 la Croix, I. [298], Malawi K000048663
    Mar 25, 1982 la Croix, I. [124], Malawi K000048665
    Mar 23, 1982 Morris, B. [743], Malawi K000048654
    Mar 23, 1982 Morris, B. [116], Malawi K000317353
    Mar 23, 1982 Richards, H.M. [16764], Malawi K000048655
    Mar 23, 1982 Welsh, H. [154], Malawi K000048668
    Mar 23, 1982 Welsh, H. [663], Malawi K000317354
    Mar 23, 1982 Welsh, H. [678], Malawi K000317355
    Mar 23, 1982 Grosvenor, R. [944], Malawi K000048666
    Mar 23, 1982 Taylor, V.A. [13], Malawi K000048664
    Mar 23, 1982 Taylor, V.A. [4], Malawi K000317357
    Sep 28, 1976 Allen, D.J. [529], Malawi K000048656
    Jun 18, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10460], Tanzania K000048672
    Drummond, R.B. [1559], Tanzania K000048671
    Polhill, R.M. [4669], Tanzania K000048669
    Brummitt, R.K. [10684], Malawi 25694.122
    Brummitt, R.K. [15914], Malawi K000048662
    Schelfe, E.A. [7040], Mozambique 26345.000
    Jackson [2191], Malawi K000317350
    Gassner, A. [135], Malawi 46499.000
    La Croix [451], Malawi K000048661
    La Croix, I.F. [452], Malawi K000317351
    La Croix, I.F. [102], Malawi K000317356
    Campbell, H. [s.n.], Kenya K000048673
    Buchanan [145], Malawi K000048658 Unknown type material
    Buchanan [308], Malawi K000048657 holotype
    Hilliard, O.M. [4557], Malawi K000317352
    Blackmore, S. [325], Malawi K000048659
    Blackmore, S. [372], Malawi K000048660
    Bidgood, Sally [235], Tanzania K000048670
    Welsh, H. [683], Malawi K000317358
    Johnston-Stewart, N.G.B. [361], Malawi K000048667

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 260 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0