Cranichis sparrei Garay 1978

Drawing by Dr Leslie Garay

Common Name Sparre's Cranichis [Swedish botanist and Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with severa; basal, obliquely elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, subrounded below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erecty, rather robust, peduncel subdensely bracteate, more or less foliaceous, smaller above into the rachis, subdensely many flowered inflorescence.

Distinguished by the foliaceous, heavily bracteate peduncle, the glabrous ovary, the thin, distinctly membraneous margin lip, the 3 nerved, sparsely papillose-verrucose disc, the acute to subacuminae, minutely ciliolate margin, more or less obliquely elliptic, single nerved petals the 3 nerved dorsal sepal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide;