Cranichis ciliata [Kunth] Kunth 1822 Photo by © Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Cranichis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, and western Argentina in cloud forests at elevations around 1200 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a few basal, matte clear green with dark green, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and again in the fall on an erect, purple, narrow, peduncle, remotely several sheathed, glabrous below, pubescent above, to 18" [45 cm] long, cylindric rachis, to 6" [15 cm] long, loosely to subdensely many [40] flowered inflorescence

Distinguished by the nonfoliaceous peduncle, the green leaves, the petals cilate along the margins, the glabrous ovary, the single nerved dorsal sepal amd the 2 nerved lateral sepals.

Synonyms Cranichis atrata Schltr. 1920; Cranichis mandonii Schltr. 1922; Cranichis pachnodes Løjtnant 1977; Cranichis pleioneura Schltr. 1920; Cranichis polyblephara Schltr. 1920; Cranichis schlimii Rchb.f. 1876; Cranichis sororia Schltr. 1921; *Ophrys ciliata Kunth 1816

References W3 Tropicos, Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as C atrata; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as C pleioneura; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as C polyblephara; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as C sororia; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten V Bolivia Schlechter 1922 as C mandonii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 19 1929 as C pleineura drawing fide; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 18 1929 as C atrata drawing fide; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 19 1929 as C polyblephara drawing fide; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 76 1929 as C sororia drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C atrata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C mandonii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C pleioneura; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C polyblephara; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C schlimii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C sororia; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correl 1952; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as C ciliata not = C antioquenisis; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as C schlimii; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as C schlimii; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1210 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Orchdis of Guatermala and Belize Ames and Correll 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0313 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as C mandonii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 photo fide to photos 3 & 4; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide to the 3 & 4 photo; Macchu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum,Herrera and Zamora 2003; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as C schlimii; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as C lehmannii photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide/photo good; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide good; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Orquideologia 2014 photo fide to photo 3 & 4

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