Cranichis silvicola Renz ex Kolan. & Szlach. 2014 Photo by Kolan. & Szlach and The Research Gate Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Woods Loving Cranichis

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 1450 to 1750 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 basal, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolaat base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long peduncle, rachis to 3" [7.5 cm] long, rather laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous floral bracts. Similar to C ciliata but this one differs in the long-petiolate leaves, the narrowly elliptic-obovate, obtuse dorsal sepal, the lip cuneate at the base and with undulate margins, and floral braacts that are shorter than the ovary.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic J. Bot. 32: 296 Kolan. & Szlach. 2014 Drawing fide;

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