Cranichis glabricaulis Hoehne 1910 Photo by Ri e Val and hisFlickr Hive Mind Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Plinio Fabbro and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Hoehene

Part shade Warm LATECool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Smooth Stemmed Cranichis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Matto Grosso and Distrito Federal Brazil as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, basal, coriaceous, shiny, reddish green above, paler beneath, obovate, undulate margin, acute, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, peduncle with 8 to 9 longly amplexicaul, lanceolate, acuminate sheaths, 5.2 to 8.4" [13 to 21 cm] long, rachis more or less cylindrical, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with patent, lanceolate, acuminate, single nerved, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok