Cynorkis laeta Schltr. 1924SECTION Cynorkis

Drawing Photo by Karl Senghas, TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Redish Cynorkis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central and southeastern Madagascar on humid rocks at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing lithophyte with 2 oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 3 to 5, radical, flat, linear to lanceolate-linear, glabrous, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, glandular, short, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Very similar to C lindleyana but differs in the lip.

Synonyms Cynorkis laeta var. angavoensis H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis laeta var. angavoensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynosorchis laeta Schltr 1925;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis laeta; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis laeta var angavoensis; Orchids of Madagasscar Hermans< Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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