Cynorkis lilacina Ridl. 1885 SECTION Parviflorae

Inflorescence Photo by Labat and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Cool SpringTHROUGH Fall

Common Name The Lilac Cynorkis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central to south central Madagascar in grasslands and marshes and on islenbergs at elevations around 1300 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a single, lanceolate, distinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, glandular, several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers towards the apex.

Synonyms Bicornella pulchra Kraenzl. ex Schltr 1914; Cynorkis andringitrana subsp. curvicalcar H.Perrier 1931; Cynorkis boiviniana Kraenzl. 1898; Cynorkis lilacina subsp. curvicalcar (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis lilacina var. boiviniana (Kraenzl.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis lilacina var. comorensis H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis lilacina var. comorensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynorkis lilacina subsp. curvicalcar (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis lilacina var. laxiflora (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis lilacina var. pulchra (Kraenzl. ex Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis lilacina var. tereticalcar H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynorkis pulchra (Kraenzl. ex Schltr.) Schltr. 1916; Cynorkis pulchra var. laxiflora Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis lilacina Ridley 1883; Forsythmajoria pulchra (Kraenzl. ex Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis lilacina; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis lilacina var tereticalcar; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis lilacina var laxiflora; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis lilacina as var boiviniana; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis lilacina var comorensis; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis lilacina as subsp. curvicalcar; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Bicornella pulchra; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C lilacina var boiviniana; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C lilacina var comorensis; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C lilacina var curvicalcar; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C lilacina var laxiflora; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C lilacina var pulchra; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C lilacina var tereticalcar; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as C lilacina var curvicalcar; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as C lilacina var laxiflora; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as C lilacina var pulchra; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as C lilacina var tereticalcar;

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