AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Cynorkis Section Lowiorchis H. Perr.
Description:

Rostellum with long or short arms, always entire to a certain distance in front of the anther, median lobe double, bilabiate or almost, the superior lip reduced with 1-2 small, projecting, obtuse, or to the contrary developed in an obliquely ascending lamina, the inferior part membranous, forming a gutter or curved lobe; labellum always 4 lobed, or trilobed with the median lobe more or less deeply bifid.

Type species: Cynorkis lowiana Rchb.f.
Species:

Cynorkis aphylla Schltr. N. Madagascar.
Cynorkis fimbriata H.Perrier ex Hermans N. & C. Madagascar.
Cynorkis lowiana Rchb.f. Madagascar.
Cynorkis orchioides Schltr. W & NC. Madagascar.
Cynorkis sambiranoensis Schltr. N. & W. Madagascar.

World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed 12/24/2009