Cynorkis melinantha Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflora

Photo by Romer and The Natusfera Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Millet Blooming Like Cynorchis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar on rocky outcrops on quartz soil at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing litho-terrestrial with a radical, linear-acute, attenuate into the petiolate base leaf leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, conical or oblong, 1.6" [4 cm] long, densely 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella melinantha (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis melinantha; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy; Cribb anmd Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;