Cyrtorchis glaucifolia Summerh. 1966 Drawing by Mary Grierson

Part shade HotWarm LATERSummerFall

Common Name The Glaucous Leaved Cyrtorchis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Mozambique at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with suberect, glaucous, ligulate, conduplicate, fleshy leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on an axillary, arising from the upper leaves, peduncle 1.6" [4 cm] long, slender, 4 to 6 [10 to 15 cm] long overall, laxly 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, spreading, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006