Cynorkis villosa Rolfe 1906 SECTION Cynorchis

Photos by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Deep shade CoolFall

Common Name The Shaggy Cynorkis [refers to the hairy inflorescence and flowers]

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Madagascar in ravines and in humid low to mid-elevation forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with 3 to 5, flat, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, deciduous leaves that blooms on a 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, few to 36 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cynosorchis villosa Rolfe 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981 as Cynosorchis villosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 8 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide