Cynorkis baronii Rolfe 1891SECTION Parviflorae Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer Fall

Common Name Baron's Cynorkis [English Missionary and Orchid Collector late 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in central and southeastern Madagascar on rocky outcrops and high elevation grasslands at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 2 elongated tubers giving rise to 2, radical, adpressed to the ground, oval to oval-lanceolate, acute-attenuate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, hispid-glandular, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, several to 40 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella baronii (Rolfe ex Scott-Elliot) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynorkis nigrescens Schltr. 1916; Cynorkis nigrescens var. jumelleana Schltr. 1916; Cynorkis pauciflora Rolfe 1891; Cynosorchis baronii Rolfe 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis baronii drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermns, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;