Cranichis saccata Ames 1923 Photos by Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Sack-Shaped Cranichis

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 9 or more, basal, spreading, membranaceous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a glandular-pubescent above the middle, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered, racemose inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Sched. Orch. 4: 5. 1923; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum,Herrera and Zamora 2003