Cynorkis brachyceras Schltr. 1924 SECTION Imerinorchis

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Short Spur Cynorkis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in marshlands in peaty soils at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 elongated tubers giving rise to a stem carrying 2 to 4, narrowly linear-acute leaves in the lower half that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, conical to shortly cylindrical, 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella brachyceras Schltr. 1924; Cynosorchis brachyceras Schltr. 1925; Imerinorchis brachyceras (Schltr.) Szlach. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Cynosorchis brachyceras drawing fide; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008;