Cranichis foliosa Lindl. 1840 Drawing by Eduardus Poeppig & Stephano Endlicher and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Leafy Cranichis

Flower Size Very Small

Found in Huanuco Peru on fallen tree trunks of old trees as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with mostly at or near the base, oblanceolate-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves, the cauline leaves are similar but much smaller, sessile and long sheathing that blooms on a terminal, erect, with 1 to more infundibular bracts, 4.4 to 6" [11 to 15 cm] long, elongate-cylindric, subdensly, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Cranichis multiflora (Poepp. & Endl.) Cogn. 1895; Ponthieva multiflora Poepp. & Endl. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C multiflora; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as C multiflora;