Cynorkis tenerrima (Ridl.) Kraenzl. 1898 SECTION Parviflorae Drawing by Perrier and TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade CoolCold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Very Delicate Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in central Madagascar in peat bogs at elevations of 1400 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3, radical, linear-lanceolate, short leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, thin, to 2" [5 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 distant sheaths and 1/2 the length of the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bicornella tenerrima (Ridl.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynosorchis tennerima Kranzl. 1900; *Habenaria tenerrima Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis tenerrima drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Herrmans, Dupuy, Cribb & Bosser 1007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009