Cranichis acuminatissima Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 Collection sheet by Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY spring

Common Name The Most Acuminate Cranichis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica on logs in forests at elevations around 2000 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with 1 to 3, ovate, very acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, laxly, successively many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum,Herrera and Zamora 2003