Cynorkis calanthoides Kraenzl. 1882 SECTION Cynorchis

Another Flower Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage

Common Name The Calanthe Like Cynorkis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on trees at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm 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 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as C uncinata; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide [the first photo]

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