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 CoolCold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Paradoxical Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in Reunion and Madagascar on wooded slopes at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial and blooms in the summer 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