Cynorkis boinana Schltr. 1913 SECTION Cynorkis Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot SpringSummer

Common Name Boin's Cynorkis

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 spring and summer on a terminal, erect, loosely 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


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