Cynorkis reticulata (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Parviflorae

Inflorescence in situ Reunion

Photos by Carola Pahl

Part shadeWarm Cool LATERWinterSpring

Common Name The Reticulate Cynorkis [refers to the yellow reticulate leaves]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Reunion and Madagascar at elevations of 750 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with tuberous roots giving rise to an erect, glandular hairy stem carrying 1 to 3, basal, radical, wavy, slender, ovate to lanceolate, firm, sharp, green on both sides, yellow reticulate above leaves that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Said by Kew to be a synonym of C squamosa but I cannot see the connection if this determination is correct. I have left them separate pending better references. PLEASE use with caution!!!

Synonyms *Amphorchis reticulata Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Amphorkis reticulata var. alba Cordem. 1895; Amphorkis reticulata var. appendiculata Cordem. 1895; Amphorkis reticulata var. exappendiculata Cordem. 1895; Amphorkis reticulata var. rosea Cordem. 1895; Amphorkis variegata var. hastata Cordem. 1895; Amphorkis variegata var. totilabris Cordem. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;