Cynorkis aconitiflora Hermans, Andriant. & Sieder 2017

Photo by Johan Hermans and

Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38.


Common Name The Monkshood Like Cynorkis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in very dry forests remnants in understory between stones within grasslands at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a shorter stem enveloped by a thin brown basal sheath and above, 2 opposite, pale green, more or less spotted with red, margins of younger leaves purple, ovate-lanceolate, acumiante leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, pale green, glabrous, spotted purple red longitudinally, terminal, with 2 to 3 lanceolate sheaths enveloping the 8" [20 cm] long peduncle, to 14" [35 cm] long overall, rachis 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, densely 12 to 26 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul base, acuminate, apiculate apically, green with a purple margin at the tip, as long or longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers. floral bracts a


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Hermans, J., Andriantiana, J.L., Sieder, A. et al. Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38. drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;