Cynorkis lentiginosa Hermans, Andriant. & Sieder 2017 SECTION Cynorkis Photos by Anton Seider and

Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38.

EARLY

Common Name The Freckled Cynorchis

Flower Size .8" [2cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in water seepage areas on basement basalt rock, in crevices and shallow pockets of humus in seasonally very dry grassland, at elevations around 633 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 1 to 2, elliptic, wooly tubers giving rise to a3.6" [9 cm] long, white, faintly spotted with red stem carrying 2, subalternate, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate apically, undulate margins, pale green flecked with dark red throughout in a longitudinal series, the largins purple red, paler beneath leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, to 6.4" [16 cm] long overall, pale green, glabrous, flecked and spotted with purple-red throughout but denser towards the base, peduncle with a basal, large, lanceolate sheath, rachis 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, laxly 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with pale green spotted purple red, basally amplexicaul, acumiante, apculate, 1/2 the length of the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Hermans, J., Andriantiana, J.L., Sieder, A. et al. Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-017-9715-4 drawing/photo fide

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