Cynorkis sacculata Schltr. 1916 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Landy Rita and The Natusfera Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Sack Shaped Cynorkis

Flower Size 1/2"

Found in central Madagascar in ericoid bushes at elevations around 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong, villous tubers giving rise to a hispid glandular stem carrying several acuminate sheaths that has no leaves at blooming which is in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, nearly loose, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Crib & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009