Cynorkis cardiophylla Schltr. 1916 SECTION Parviflorae

Leaf in situ

Photos by Rahaingoson Fabienand the Natusfera Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Heart Shaped Leaves Cynorkis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in central and south central Madagascar in scree at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, adpressed to the ground, suborbicular to widely oval, apiculate, glabrous leaf that blooms in the summer through earlier fall on a terminal erect, densely many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts

Synonyms Bicornella cardiophylla (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynosorchis cardiophylla Schlter. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis cardiophylla drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;