Cynorkis jackyi Hermans & Sieder 2017 Photos by Anton Seider and

Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38.


Common Name Jacky's Cynorkis [ named for Jacky Lucien Andriantiana of the Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, Madagascar current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southern Madagascar in coastal low elevation forest on white sand, with lichens on the ground at elevations around 38 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2, ovoid-ellipsoid, wooly tubers giving rise to a partly subterranean, white, very short stem carrying 2, subopposite, pale green, strongly reticulated with pale veins and crossbars and sunken darker patches above, paler beneath, ovate, acuminate apically, almost flat to the ground, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, reddish green to dark brown, somewhat angular, few shortly hairy, terminal, peduncle with a short, apiculate sheath near the middle, to 7.6" [19 cm] long overall, rachis 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, laxly to 10 flowered inflorescence with reddish green, amplexicaul basally, acuminate, apiculate apically, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Hermans, J., Andriantiana, J.L., Sieder, A. et al. Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38. drawing/photo fide