Cranichis carlos-parrae Szlach. & Kolan. 2013 Drawing by Szlach. & Kolan. and The Research Gate Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name or Meaning Dr Carlos Parra'a Cranichis [Colombian Curator of the Colombian National Herbarium [COL] current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia in very wet, cold sub paramo and Paramo as well as dwarf forests at elevations around 2500 to 3350 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 6, basal, rosulate, narrow, lanceolate to linear-lanceoalte, acute, sessile to petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, delicate, long-pedunculate, 8" [20 cm] long, glandular above, enveloped by 4 sheaths, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, sparsely glandular floral bracts and carrying inconspicuous, medium sized flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Pl. Syst. Evol. 299: 979 Szlach. & Kolan. 2013 drawing

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