Cyrtorchis praetermissa Summerh.
subsp. praetermissa

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Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Research Station

Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Research Station

Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road from Small Bridge to Penhalonga

Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa

Picture: Karl van Laeren
Near Makumbi Mission, Chinamhora CL

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Common names:
Status: Native
Epiphytic plants with a robust stem. Leaves leathery, folded along their length. Inflorescences singly in the leaf axils. Flowers in 2 alternate ranks, star-shaped, creamy-white, turning apricot with age. Spur 2-3 cm.
Type location:
Notes: Subsp. zuluensis occurs in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Derivation of specific name: praetermissa: omitted, neglected, referring to the fact that this common and widespread species was only first described in 1948.
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, particularly on hill sides.
Altitude range: 650 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, East Africa and southwards to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
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Content last updated: Sunday 11 December 2016

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13. As Cyrtorchis praetermissa praetermissa

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 581.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 414.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 66. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 267 - 268. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 432 - 434. (Includes a picture).

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 442 - 443. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 130 - 131. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 39 - 40. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyrtorchis praetermissa
African Plant Database: Cyrtorchis praetermissa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cyrtorchis praetermissa
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyrtorchis praetermissa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyrtorchis praetermissa
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cyrtorchis praetermissa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyrtorchis praetermissa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyrtorchis praetermissa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyrtorchis praetermissa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyrtorchis praetermissa
Tropicos: Cyrtorchis praetermissa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa., retrieved 18 July 2019

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