Cynorkis alborubra Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Jean-Michel Hervouet

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name The White-Purple Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in south central Madagascar in montane ericaceous scrub at elevations around 2400 to 2600 meters as a slender, cold growing terrestrial with 2 basal, spreading leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bicornella alborubra (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynosorchis alborubra Schltr. 1925;p

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis alborubra drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Criobb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;