Cynorkis orchioides Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lowiorchis TYPE Drawing Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Orchis-Like Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in western and north central Madagascar in rocky woods and outcrops as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte or terrestrial with 2, elongated, narrow, very villous tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a solitary, narrowly lanceolate, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, subdense, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lowiorchis orchioides (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004; Cynosorchis orchioides Schltr. 1913

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