Cranichis hieroglyphica Ames & Correll 1942

Drawing by Ames & Correll

Collection Type Sheet

Type Sheet with photos by Ames & Correll and The Herbario Virtual Austral Americano Website

Part shade Cool Cold LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Hieroglyphic Cranichis [refers to the markings on the lip being like writing]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Hinduras and El Salvador at elevations around 1900 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, ovate, acute, silvery green, dark veined leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, terminal, basally strongly pilose, with 2 sheaths, to 14" [35 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, cylindrical, almost glabrous, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orchid of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Correll 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018

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