Cynorkis andohahelensis H.Perrier 1939 SECTION Parviflorae

HOLOTYPE Collection Sheet by Perrier

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Mt. Andohahela Cynorkis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southeastern Madagascar in montane, ericaceous scrub in humus at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 oblong tubers giving rise to a slender, subfiliform, glabrous stem basally surrounded by a few braown sheathswithout leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, peduncle 10 to 18" [25 to 45 cm] long, provided with 4 to 6 cataphyls, rachis short, .4 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, densely 10 to 15 flowereed inflorescence with, single nerved, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying small white flowers with yellow lip and column.

Synonyms Bicornella andohahelensis (H.Perrier) Szlach. & Kras 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;