Cryptopus dissectus (Bosser) Bosser 1980

Photo by Landy Rita and The I naturalist Website


Common Name The Dissected Crytopus [refers to the deeply dissected petals and terminal lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in shady forests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect stem carrying oval to oblong, apically obtuse, bilobed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, basally 1 to 2 branched, peduncle rigid, to 8" [20 cm] long, rachis 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, loose, 8 to 11 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cryptopus elatus subsp. dissectus Bosser 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;