Cynorkis anacamptoides Kraenzl.
var. ecalcarata P.J. Cribb

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Synonyms: Cynorkis sp. (Williamson 233) of Williamson, Orchids of South Central Africa: 37 (1977)
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Status: Native
See var. anacamptoides for general details. This variety is distinguished by not having a spur.
Type location:
Malawi, Nyika
Derivation of specific name: anacamptoides: resembling Anacamptis, a European genus of ground orchids.
ecalcarata: without a spur.
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Worldwide distribution: Only found on the Nyika Plateau in Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 318.

Cribb, P.J. (1977). New orchids from South Central Africa Kew Bulletin 32(1) Pages 137 - 138. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 51 - 52.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 45. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 118.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 37 - 38. As Cynorkis sp. (Includes a picture).

Willis, C.K., Burrows, J.E., Fish, L., Phiri, P.S.M., Chikuni, A.C. & Golding, J. (2001). Developing a greater understanding of the flora of the Nyika Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71(2) Page 999.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cynorkis anacamptoides var. ecalcarata., retrieved 24 April 2024

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