Cranichis macroblepharis Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Alex Hirtz

Drawing Drawing by Rchb.f and The Herbario Virtual Austral America Website

Part shadeHot Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Large Lashed Cranichis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern coast at elevations up to 800 metersas a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, basal, ovate-elliptic, acute, more or less rounded below intothe short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, peduncle remotely 3 sheathed, to 8" [20 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, dense, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Distinguished by the non-foliaceous peduncle, the green leaves, the cilate margin petals, the glabrous ovary, the cymbiform lip with an upcurved apex, and the disc with 3 parellel, unbranched veins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005;

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