Cynorkis bimaculata (Ridl.) H.Perrier 1939 SECTION Parviflorae

Inflorescence

Photos by Vincent Porcher and the Natusfera Website

Full shade Cool Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Two Spotted Cynorkis

Flower Size .6 to .64" [1.5 to 1.7 cm] long,

Found in central Madagascar in humid highland forests at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a spindly stem carrying 2 to 3, radical, narrowly lanceolate, long attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, peduncle 14.8 to 20" [37 to 50 cm] long, provided with 5 to 7 sheaths the first with a more or less developed blade, the others with a much reduced, increasingly acute blade grading to the bracts, rachis 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, subloose, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with acute, half as long as the ovary floral bracts,

Synonyms Bicornella bimaculata (Ridl.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; *Habenaria bimaculata Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;

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