Cranichis callifera Garay 1978 TYPE Drawing by Dr Leslie Garay


Common Name The Callus Carrying Cranichis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with several, basal, elliptic, acute to obtuse, cuneate below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle remotely few sheathed, decreasing in size upwards, rachis more or less loosely several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying small, glabrous flowers.

distinguished by the foliaceous peduncle, the glabrous ovary, the single nerved, linear-oblong petals that are minutely cilate on the margin, the single nerved dorsal sepal, the conduplicate, obovate, heavily recurved on both sides lip, with the median vein prominently callose basally and with a membraneous margin and with a 3 nerved disc that is papillose-verrucose.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005;