Cynorkis perrieri Schltr. 1916 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Ando Andriamanohera and The Natusfera Website


Drawing by Perrier and The Plant Illustration Website

Part Shade Cool LATERSummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning Perrier's Cynorkis [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in central Madagascar on rocky outcrops at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing litho-terrestrial with rounded, villous tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a single, radical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to apiculate leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, hispid-glandular, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 4, distant bracts and lanceolate-acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bicornella perrieri (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynosorchis perrieri Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis perrier drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2008; A field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;