Cynorkis filiformis Schltr. 1924SECTION Parviflorae

TYPE Drawing by Schlecter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Filiform Cynorkis

Flower Size .54" [1.4 cm]

Found in central and southcentral Madagascar in montane scrub in sphagnum moss at elevations of 1100 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, rounded, oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem with a single, radical, linear-acute, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, subdense, filiform, bristly granular towards the apex, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, hispidulous-glandular, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella hirtula (H.Perrier) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynorkis hirtula H.Perrier 1931; Cynosorchis filiformis Perrier 1931; Cynosorchis hirtula Perrier 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis filiformis drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis hirtula; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;