Cynorkis hispidula Ridl. 1885 SECTION Cynorkis

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

Part Shade cool cold Summer

Common Name The Shaggy Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in central and southcentral Madagascar on shaded and humid banks and on granite and gneiss rocks at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with 2 oblong tubers giving rise to 4, generally radical, lanceolate-acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, hispid-glandular, 3" [7.5 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 bracts and shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Cynosorchis hipidula Ridley 1885

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