Cynorkis buchananii Rolfe 1898 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Bart Wursten and The Flora Of Mozanbique Website

Part Shade Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Buchanan's Cynorkis [English Orchid Collector later 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Zaire, Malawi and Tanzania in upland grasslands at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with usually 2, ovoid tubers giving rise to 1 to 2, basal, pale green, lanceolate to elliptic, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, sparsely glandular-hairy, 1 to 4.4" [2.5 to 11 cm] long, laxly to densely several to many flowered inflorecscence.

Synonyms Bicornella bosseriana (Szlach.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bicornella buchananii (Rolfe) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynorkis bosseriana Szlach. 1994; Cynorkis buchwaldiana subsp. nyassana (Schltr.) Summerh. 1962; Cynorkis nyassana Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as Cynorkis buchwaldiana subsp. nyassana; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 as Cynorkis buchwaldiana drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bicornella bosseriana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide;