Cynorkis violacea Schltr. 1913 SECTION Cynorkis TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in north and central Madagascar on rocks in rocky outcrops at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing litho-terrestrial with 2 oblong-cylindrical tubers giving rise to 4, basal, radical, adpressed to the ground, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, glabrous, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, subdense, 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence with elliptical-acuminate, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Cynosorchis violacea Schltr. 1913;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 as Cynosorchis violacea drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009