Cranichis longipetiolata C.Schweinf. 1952

Photo by Copyright Sacha and the Flora of The Andes Website

Drawing Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeCold

Common Name The Long-Petiolate Cranichis [refers to the long petioles of the leaf]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with elliptical, dark green, abruptly narrowing below into the long petiolate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, non-foliaceous, 8" [20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with a few spaced glabrous bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 616 Bennett & Chrisatenson 2001 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014