Cynorkis graminea (Thouars) Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Solofo Eric Rakotoarisoa and The Natusfera Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Thouars and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shadeHotCool LATERSpring THROUGH EARLY fall

Common Name The Grass-Like Cynorchis

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion in peaty soils in marshlands, wet grasslands and beside streams at elevations of sea-level to 2000 meters as a hot to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms at any time of the year on an erect, 6 to 24" [15 to 60 cm] long, somewhat corymbose apically, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Benthamia graminea (Thouars) Schltr. 1924; Bicornella graminea (Thouars) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bicornella longifolia Lindl. 1838; Bicornella parviflora Ridl. 1885; Bicornella similis Schltr. 1916; Cynorkis longifolia (Lindl.) Schltr.1924; Cynorkis similis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis graminea Schltr. 1925; Habenaria graminea (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Peristylus gramineus (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Platanthera graminea (Thouars) Lindl. 1835; *Satyrium gramineum Thouars 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Satyrium gramineum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Bicornella parviflora; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis graminea; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo not????; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;