Cynorkis hologlossa Schltr. 1924 SECTION Imerinorchis


Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part ShadeColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The One Piece Lip Cynorchis [refers to the lip's lack of side lobes]

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich, montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with elongate tubers giving rise to a single, lanceolate to elliptical-lingulate, acute and gradually attenuate basally leaf that blooms in the summer on a glabrous, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with several bracts and carrying non-resupinate, glabrous flowers

Synonyms Cynorkis hologlossa var. angustilabia H.Perrier 1931;Cynorkis hologlossa var. angustilabia H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynorkis hologlossa var. gneissicola Bosser 1969; Cynosorchis hologlossa Schltr. 1925; Imerinorchis hologlossa (Schltr.) Szlach. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis hologlossa; orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;