Cynorkis calanthoides Kraenzl. 1882 SECTION Cynorchis

Another Flower

Photos by Rogier van Vugt

Plant with Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Calanthe Like Cynorkis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on trees at elevations of 600 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with numerous glabrous roots giving rise to a single, plicate, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing into the short conduplicate base leaf that that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, dense, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising terminally on a mature leaf.

Synonyms Cynorkis uncinata H.Perrier 1931; Cynorkis uncinata H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynosorchis uncinata H.Perrier 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis unicata; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 as C uncinata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & bosser 2007 photo fide as C uncinata; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 # 6 2008 as C uncinata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide [the first photo]; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;