Cynorkis angustipetala Ridl. 1885 SECTION Cynorchis Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name The Thin Petaled Cynorkis

Flower Size 2 to 2 3/4" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in Madagascar in open humid woods, grasslands, forest and woodland margins and in marshlands in peaty soils at elevations 500 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial and occasional epiphytic orchid with 2 elongate tubers carrying 1 to 2 radical, lingulate or lanceolate-linear leaves that blooms in the later spring through fall on a glabrous, loosely several to many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3 sheaths and carrying variable color, shape and sized flowers.

Synonyms Cynorkis amabilis Schltr. 1924; Cynorkis angustipetala var. amabilis (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis angustipetala var. bella (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis angustipetala var. moramangensis H.Perrier 1931; Cynorkis angustipetala var. oligadenia (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis angustipetala var. oxypetala (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis angustipetala var. speciosa (Ridl.) H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis angustipetala var. tananarivensis H.Perrier 1931; Cynorkis bella Schltr. 1924; Cynorkis oligadenia Schltr. 1924; Cynorkis oxypetala Schltr. 1924; Cynorkis speciosa Ridl. 1886; Cynosorchis amabilis Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis angustipetala Ridley 1885; Cynosorchis bella Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis moramangensis H.Perrier 1931; Cynosorchis oligadenia Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis oxypetala Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis speciosa Ridl. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis angustipetala; Orchids Of Madagascar Hermans 2007 Photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;