Cynorkis paradoxa (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Parviflorae

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion

photos by © Rogier van Vugt and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View of Flower

Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Part Shade Cool SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Paradoxical Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in Reunion and Madagascar on wooded slopes at elevations around 1300 to 2000 meters as a cool growing terrestrial and blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, successively few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acrostylia paradoxa Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Cynorkis madagascarica (Schltr.) Hermans 2007; Cynosorchis lilacina x ridleyi Perrier 1931; Microtheca madagascarica Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis lilacina x C ridleyi and Microtheca madagascarensis; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2008 as C x madagascarensis; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;