Cynorkis tenuicalcar Schltr. 1924 SECTION Imerinorchis

Photo by G Gilles and The Natusfera Website

Epiphytic Plant in situ Madagascar

Photo by Vincent Porcher and The Natusfera Website

Common Name The Thin Spur Cynorkis

Flower Size .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm] long

Found in northeastern and southeastern Madagascar in lichen rich and mossy forests at eleavtions of 1000 to 2150 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terresrial or epiphyte [subsp onivensis] with a solitary, oblanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, [13 to 23 cm] long overall, rachis 2" [5 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying glabrous flowers with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

The species photos above are of C tenuicalcar var onivensis

Synonyms Cynorkis tenuicalcar subsp. andasibeensis H.Perrier 1931; Cynorkis tenuicalcar subsp. andasilbeensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Cynorkis tenuicalcar subsp. onivensis H.Perrier 1931; Cynorkis tenuicalcar subsp. onivensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Imerinorchis tenuicalcar (Schltr.) Szlach. 2005

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

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