Cynorkis schlechteri H.Perrier 1929 publ. 1931 SECTION Parviflorae

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

Part Shade Hot Warm" EARLIER WinterEARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning Schlechter's Cynorkis [German Botanist earlier 1900's]

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm] long

Found in northeastern Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests on rocky outcrops at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with elongated, villous tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2, radical, oblong, apiculate, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long overall, rachis 2.8" [7 cm] long, loose, 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence with 5 to 7 distant sheaths and lanceolate-acuminate, to half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bicornella schlechteri (H.Perrier) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynorkis exilis Schltr. 1916; Cynosorchis schlechterii Perrier 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as Cynosorchis schechterii drawing; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;