Cranichis lehmanniana (Kraenzl.) L.O.Williams 1938

Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz Valdivieso


Drawing by Dodson and Icones Platarum Tropicarum 1989


Drawing by Jany Renz and hisThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold

Common Name Lehmann's Cranichis [German Counsel in Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in southern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with several, basal to cauline, narrowly elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, basally tapering into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, loosely many, glandular, flowered inflorescence with several sheaths and has ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous floral bracts.

Distinguished by the foliaceous peduncle, the pubescent ovary, the saccate, entire lip with the same texture throughout, the glabrous sepals more than .12" [3 mm] long, the rachis all sided, the falcate-ligulate petals that are single nerved, the fleshy, obscurely medianally keeled lip that is longer than broad

Synonyms Cranichis cucullata Schltr. 1915; Cranichis pastoensis Schltr. 1920; Epipactis lehmanniana (Kraenzl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; *Goodyera lehmanniana Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fedde Rep. Beih, 7 :215, 1920 as C pastoensis; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C cucullata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C pastoensis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Spiranthes monophylla; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Orchdis of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Correll 1985 as C cucullata hmm not found in Mexico; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 422 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing good; Native Colomiban Orchids Vol 5 1994 photo not = C lehmannii; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide