Cynorkis bathiei Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflorae

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

Part Shade Cool Cold MID Summer Through EARLIER Fall

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 1600 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to 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 mid summer through earlier fall 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; Cynosorchis bathei Schltr. 1925;

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