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

Part Shade Hot SpringSummer

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 spring and 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;