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

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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