Cryptopus dissectus (Bosser) Bosser 1980 Photo by Landy Rita and The I naturalist Website

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

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in shady forests at elevations of 600 to 700 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 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;