Cynorkis mangabensis Hermans & P.J.Cribb 2017 SECTION Imerinorchis A habit (from herbarium sheet); B dorsal sepal; C lateral sepal; D lateral petal; E labellum; F lateral view of column, ovary and spur; G lateral view of column in situ. From Antilahimena 2644; A from herbarium sheet, * approximate scale; B G after J. Hermans drawings - Drawing by Andrew Brown and

Kew Bull (2017) 72: 38.


Common Name The Mangabe Forest Cynorchis

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in the wet Mangabe Forest on trees at elevations around 556 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem merging with the petiolate base of the oblong, acuminate apically leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, emerging from the base of the leaf, with a few short hairs towards the rachis, to 18.8" [47 cm] long, peduncel with a sheath towards the base, rachis 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, to 9 flowered inflorescence with acuminate, apiculate apically, , 1/2 as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers with the exterior of the sepals hirsute-glandular.


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