Cynorkis andringitrana Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Vincent Porcher and the Natusfera Website

Drawing Drawing by Perrier and The Plant Illustration Website

Part Shade Cool Cold LATERSummer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Andringitra Cynorkis [A National Park in southern Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in south central Madagascar in mossy forests and wet areas at elevations of 1200 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2 rounded to elongated tubers giving rise to a single basal, elliptic-oblong leaf that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, very acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis andringitrana drawing fide; Orchids of Madacaascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;