Cynorkis fastigiata

Cynorkis fastigiata

Cynorkis fastigiata                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by du Petit Thouras, Luis-Marie Aubert
  published in   Histoire Particullère des Plantes Orchidèes  t . 13     1822
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Orchidoideae
  tribe Orchideae
  subtribe Orchidinae
  genus Cynorckis Thouras 1809
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins evergreen edge forests, at the base of trees, among the rocks, or in the meadows,
    Comore (Anjouan, Ndzouani, Ngazidje, Mayotte, Moheli, Mwali), Madagascar (Antananarivo,
    Analamanga, Antisiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara, Anosy, Ampasindava,)
    Masoala Peninsula, Luatana, Ambatovy forest, Andasibe, Doany, Angavokely)
  altitude 0 - 1374 m  (0 - 4534 ft)


climate informations from Ihosy (Fianarantsoa, Madagascar)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 700 m / 2310 ft) :
    Cynorkis fastigiata a gr uk 
  life form geophyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence     length 30 - 40 cm (12" - 16") 
  nr flowers 1 - 4 
  size single flower  2 L 1,3 cm  (0.8" L 0.52") - spur  3 cm  (1.2") 
  duration 10 - 12 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 40 days
CITES appendix II


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