Cranichis fendleri Schltr. 1919 Drawing by Foldats and Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning Fendler's Cranichis

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in northern Venezuela at elevations around 950 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, basal, erect-patent, elliptic to narrowly ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, cuneate and attenuate below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncel terete, thin, glabrous below, glandular-pubescent above, 3 to 5, amplexicaul, acuminate sheaths, 6 to 10" [6 to 25 cm] long, rachis .8 to 6" [2 to 15 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying white, pilose flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 30 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 2 1929 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide;

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