Cynorkis cinnabarina (Rolfe) Hermans & P.J.Cribb 2014 SECTION Cynorchis

Photo by David Romer and The Natusfera Website

MID MID

Common Name The Red Cynorkis

Flower Size .4 to .56" [1 to 1.4 cm]

Found in central and southeastern Madagascar in shaded, humid, granite and gneiss rocks at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 3 to 5 linear to linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the mid summer through mid fall on an erect, [14 to 22 cm] long, glandular, densly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Benthamia cinnabarina (Rolfe) H.Perrier 1934; Cynorkis laeta Schltr. 1924; Cynorkis laeta var. angavoensis H.Perrier 1939; Cynorkis laeta var. angavoensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; *Habenaria cinnabarina Rolfe 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 as C laeta; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 as C laeta var angavoensis; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 as C laeta var angavoensis photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;

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