Cynorkis bathiei Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflorae Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Fall ThroughSpring

Common Name Bathie's Cynorkis [Perrier French Orchid Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]]

Flower Size 1/2" to .68" [1.2 to 1.7 cm]

Found in southcentral Madagascar in montane scrub and on rocky outcrops at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 2, elongated tubers giving rise to 1 to rarely 2, obovate-elliptic, oblanceolate to lanceolate, very longly attenuate basally leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella bathiei (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras. 2006; Cynorkis inversa Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008;