Cynorkis nutans (Ridl.) H.Perrier 1931 SECTION Imerinorchis Photos courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part SunWarm Cool Summer THROUGH EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Nodding Cynorchis [refers to the flower]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in highland evergreen forests in moss at elevations around 600 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 1 or 2, widely lanceolate-acute, basally retracted leaves that blooms in the summer through early spring on an erect, loose, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cynorkis nutans var. campenonii H.Perrier 1931; Cynosorchis nutans Perrier 1931; *Habenaria nutans Ridl. 1885; Imerinorchis nutans (Ridl.) Szlach. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis nutans; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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