Cynorkis sambiranoensis Schltr. 1924 SECTION Lowiorchis Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Sambirano Cynorkis [A river in northwestern Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in northern and western Madagascar in wet grasslands and on rocks in hills at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2, fusiform tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a single, radical, basally clasping, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, suberect, glabrous, bare, unilateral to nearly so, to 4" [10 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescnece.

Synonyms Lowiorchis sambiranoensis (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis sambiraoensis; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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