Cranichis scripta Kraenzl. 1913 Drawing by Garay and The Herbario Virtual Austral America Website

Part shade

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

Flower Size

Found in Mato Grosso and Districto Federal states of Brazil as a terrestrial with a basal rosette of 3, elliptic-lanceolate, acute narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, peduncle with 3 to 4 foliaceous sheaths, to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis cylindrical, to 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with shorter thant he ovary floral bracts.

Close to C glabricaulis


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide

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