Cranichis brachyblephara Schltr. 1920

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Plant Illustration Website

Part shadeCold

Common Name or Meaning The Short Lashed Cranichis [refers to the petals]

Flower Size

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, thin, densely pilose stem carrying a single, baasal, erect, sulcate, glabrous, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a strict, erect, cylindrical, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, densely glandulous-puberulous, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 58 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 18 1929 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide

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