Cynorkis guttata Hermans & P.J.Cribb 2007 SECTION Imerinorchis


Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

A less common color form

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part Shade Warm Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Spotted Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in montane and riverine forests on banks and rocks at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a small to just medium szied, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a solitary, basal, strap-shaped leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, to 14" [35 cm] long, arising from a newly developing shoot, green suffused with brown red, densely 10 to 35 flowered inflorescence with green, red tipped floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;