Cynorkis gibbosa Ridl. 1883

Inflorescence

Photos by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower

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

THROUGH

Common Name The Humped Cycnorkis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on shady granite rocks, on steep banks, seepage areas, along streams and at forest edges at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial herb with several elongated, villous tubers giving rise to a solitary, radical, oblong-lanceolate, purple maculate leaf that is shortly attenuate at both ends and amplexicul basally that blooms in the spring, summer through fall on a bristly granular, sometimes glabrous, provided with 2 to 3 distant, cauline sheaths, 10 to 20" [25 to 50 cm] long, rachis short, subcorymbiform, densely many [10 to 40] flowered, inflorescence with narrow, less than half as long as the vary floral bracts and carrying mostly simultaneous flowers.

Synonyms Cynorkis gibbosa f aurea Hermans 2007; Cynosorchis gibbosa Ridl. 1883;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1983 as Cynosorchis gibbosa Ridl. 1883; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #9 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;

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