Cynorkis stolonifera (Schltr.) Schltr. 1924 SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Phillip Cribb and The Arkive Website

Part Shade WarmCool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Stolon-Bearing Cynorkis [An organ similar to a tuber]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in marshes in peaty soils at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial without tubers but has stolons giving rise to 5, grass-like, linear-acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 16 to 24" [40 to 60 cm] long overall, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, subdense, many flowered inflorescence with linear-acuminate, equal to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Bicornella stolonifera Schltr. 1916; Cynosorchis stolenifera Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis stolenifera; Orchids of Madagascar Herrmans, Dupuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;