Cynorkis inermis (Thouars) Hermans & P.J.Cribb 2017

Top of Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion

Photos by Carola Pahl, taken in Reunion

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Thouars and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Naked Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in Mauritius as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, plicate, 3 nerved, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Amphorkis inermamphis Thouars 1822; *Amphorkis inermis Thouars 1822; Arnottia inermis (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Arnottia mauritiana A.Rich. 1828; Cynorkis arnottioides Rchb.f. 1855; Ophrys dubia Thouars 1822; Rodriguezia mascarenensis Spreng. 1826

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Amphorkis inermis drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A mauritania; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A mauritania; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as A mauritania photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as A mauritania photo fide;