Cynorkis uniflora Lindl. 1835 SECTION Cynorkis Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Chen-Hao Hsu

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Common Name The Single-Flowered Cynorkis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on bare rocks in open places or on mossy tree trunks as a miniature to small sized, cool growing lithophyte or rarely epiphyte at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters with elongated tubers carrying a solitary, radical leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 2 sheaths.

Synonyms Cynorkis grandiflora Ridl. 1883; Cynorkis grandiflora var. albata Ridl. 1883; Cynorkis grandiflora var. purpurea Ridl. 1883; Cynosorchis grandiflora Ridl. 1883; Cynosorchis uniflora Rchb. f. 1881; Gymnadenia uniflora Steud. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cynosorchis grandiflora; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/83; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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