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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Angraecinae
Genus: Cyrtorchis
Overview of species (18)

C. arcuata – C. aschersonii – C. brownii – C. chailluana – C. crassifolia – C. erythraeae – C. glaucifolia – C. guillaumetii – C. hamata – C. henriquesiana – C. injoloensis – C. letouzeyi – C. monteiroae – C. neglecta – C. praetermissa – C. ringens – C. seretii – C. submontana
Name

Cyrtorchis Schltr., Die Orchideen: 596 (1914)

Type species: Cyrtorchis arcuata (Lindl.) Schltr., Orchideen: 596 (1914)

Synonymy

Heterotypic
Homocolleticon (Summerh.) Szlach. & Olszewski, Fl. Cameroun 36: 727 (2001)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
Northeast Tropical Africa
Eritrea, Ethiopia.
South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland.
West Tropical Africa
Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 379 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7
Schlechter, F.R.R. 1914. Die Orchideen 595.

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2021. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Cyrtorchis. Accessed: 2021 May 22.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Cyrtorchis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 22. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Cyrtorchis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 22. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Cyrtorchis. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Cyrtorchis. Published online. Accessed: 22 May 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Cyrtorchis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 May 2021.

Vernacular names

Cyrtorchis is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It contains 18 currently accepted species (June 2014), all native to Africa.[1]

Cyrtorchis acuminata (Rolfe) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis arcuata (Lindl.) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis aschersonii (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis brownii (Rolfe) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis chailluana (Hook.f.) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis crassifolia Schltr. in R.E.Fries
Cyrtorchis erythraeae (Rolfe) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis glaucifolia Summerh.
Cyrtorchis guillaumetii (Pérez-Vera) R.Rice
Cyrtorchis hamata (Rolfe) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis henriquesiana (Ridl.) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis injoloensis (De Wild.) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis letouzeyi Szlach. & Olszewski
Cyrtorchis monteiroae (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Cyrtorchis neglecta Summerh.
Cyrtorchis praetermissa Summerh.
Cyrtorchis ringens (Rchb.f.) Summerh
Cyrtorchis seretii (De Wild.) Schltr.

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

Schlechter, F.R.R. (1914) Die Orchideen 595.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (Eds) (2014) Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part 3); page 379 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-964651-7
Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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