Swaziland's Flora Database:
Cyrtorchis arcuata (Lindl.) Schltr. subsp. arcuata
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Epiphyte
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: middleveld/lowveld
Very common in southern Africa, widespread and very common in the rest of Africa.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Listrostachys arcuata - Robust, epiphytic, stem stiff, no pseudobulb. Leaves in two rows, spreading, leathery with prominent midrib, unequally notched at tip, lobes rounded, up to 15 cm long x 2,5 cm wide, clasping bases remaining on stem. Inflorescence axillary, bracts c 1 cm long, very broad, clasping axis loosely. Perianth spreading, segments turning backwards, ivory-coloured. Sepals c 2 cm long, base c 5 mm wide, tapering gradually to fine points; petals similar but smaller, c 1,5 cm long, curved, hooked backwards at tip, tapering gradually from base to tip.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.