Cynorkis boinana Schltr. 1913 SECTION Cynorkis

Photos by Rahaingoson Fabien and the Natusfera Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Boina Cynorkis [An area and former kingdom of coastal north, northwestern Madagascar]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northern and northwestern Madagascar in seasonally dry, deciduous forests or woodlands, rocky limestone outcrops and grasslands at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 2 elongated tubers giving rise to a solitary, embracing, ligulate, acute, glabrous leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, loosely 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cynosorchis boinana Schltr 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing as Cynosorchis boinana; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;