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

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Short Spur Cynorkis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in marshlands in peaty soils at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 elongated tubers giving rise to a stem carrying 2 to 4, narrowly linear-acute leaves in the lower half that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, conical to shortly cylindrical, 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella brachyceras Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis brachyceras Schltr. 1925; Imerinorchis brachyceras (Schltr.) Szlach. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis brachyceras drawing fide; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008;