Pityphyllum huancabambae ( Kraenzl. ) Whitten 2006 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Part shadeCoolTo Coldsummer

Common Name Huancabamba Pityphyllum [A district in Northern Peru near Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters with many branched rhizomes enveloped completely by evanescent, maroon sheaths and giving rise to small, light maroon, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, linear, apiculate, carinate dorsally leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, short to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Maxillaria huancabambae (Kraenzl.) C. Schweinf. 1945; Maxillaria huancabambae var. cuzcoensis C. Schweinf 1945; Maxillaria jamboensis Dodson 1994; *Ornithidium huancabambae Kraenzl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0254 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as Maxillaria huancabambae drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 3 Dodson 2002 as M jamboensis photo maybe; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Maxillaria saragurense; *AOS Orchids Vol 75 June 2006 Whitten, Blanco & Williams 2006

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