Cynorkis papillosa (Ridl.) Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Du Puy and the MOBOT Madagascar Website

Part sun Cool ColdLATESpring Summer

Common Name The Small Wart Cynorkis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in central and eastern Madagascar in peat bogs and in ericaceous scrub at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, oblong tubers giving rise to a slender, glabrous stem without developed leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a subdense, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with several bracts and carrying very small, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms Cynorkis filiformis (Kraenzl.) H.Perrier1931; Cynosorchis filiformis Perrier 1931; Habenaria filiformis (Kraenzl.) Ridl. 1885; *Habenaria papillosa Ridl. 1885; Helorchis filiformis (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1924; Peristylus filiformis Kraenzl. 1882;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;