!Cynorkis fastigiata Thouars 1822 SECTION Cynorkis Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

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Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name refers to being pointed? In Madagascar - Sofinampory

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in the Seychelles, the Mascarenes and Madagascar on forest edges, in riverine, litoral, evergreen forests on tree bases as well as among rocks and in grasslands as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial and occasional epiphyte at elevations around 100 to 2000 meters with narrowly-lanceolate, or linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the mid spring and mid fall on a subcorymbose, few to many flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Cynorkis decolorata Schltr. 1924; Cynorkis diplorhyncha Schltr. 1918; Cynorkis fastigiata var. ambatensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynorkis fastigiata var. decolorata (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis fastigiata var. diplorhyncha (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis fastigiata var. hygrophila (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis fastigiata var. laggiarae (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis fastigiata var. triphylla (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Cynorkis hygrophila Schltr. 1916;Cynorkis isocynis Thouars 1822; Cynorkis laggiarae Schltr. 1918; Cynorkis obcordata (Willemet) Schltr. 1915; Cynorkis triphylla Thouars 1822; Cynosorchis decolorata Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis diplorhyncha Schltr. 1918; Cynosorchis fastigiata Thouars 1822; Cynosorchis fastigiata var. decolorata (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynosorchis fastigiata var. diplorhyncha (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynosorchis fastigiata var. hygrophila (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynosorchis fastigiata var. laggiarae (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynosorchis fastigiata var. triphylla (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Cynosorchis hygrophila Schltr. 1916; Cynosorchis laggiarae Schltr. 1918; Gymnadenia fastigiata (Thouars) A.Rich. 1828; Gymnadenia triphylla (Lindl.) A.Rich. 1828; Habenaria cynosorchidacea C.Schweinf. 1936; ; Orchis fastigiata (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Orchis mauritiana Sieber ex Steud. 1840; Orchis obcordata Willemet 1796; Orchis triphylla (Lindl.) Spreng. 1826

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis fastigiata drawing; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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