Cynorkis perrieri Schltr. 1916 SECTION Parviflorae Drawing by Perrier and The Plant Illustration Website

Part Shade CoolCold SummerFall

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 summer and 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;