Cynorkis spatulata H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007 SECTION Cynorkis TYPE Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade hot LATE Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Spatula Shaped Cynorkis

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long

Found in southeastern Madagascar in grasslands or on sandstone rocks and wet sand near the sea at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 2, oblong tubers giving rise to 2, radical, adpressed to the soil, oval to oval-lanceolate, shortly acute apically, rounded to slightly attenuate basally leaves that blooms in the late fall on a terminal, erect, short, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cynosorchis spatulata Perrier 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis spatulata; *Orchids of Madagascar Herrmans, Dupuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009