Cranichis gracilis L.O.Williams 1950 Drawing by © Gonzalez Tamayo, Flora Novo-Galigiana 1985

Deep shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Thin Cranichis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Durango, Nayarit and Jalisco states of Mexico in damp places along stream valleys on soil and mossy rocks at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with basal, ovate to broadly ovate-cordate, acute to acuminate, silvery, profusely veined with emerald green, reticulate, abruptly narrowing below into the slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, peduncle 29" [27.5 cm] long, 12" [30 cm] long ovarall, loosely 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with green, lanceolate, glabrous floral bracts.

Synonyms Nezahualcoyotlia gracilis (L.O.Williams) R.González 1996 publ. 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo Galiciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide;