Pseudocentrum sylvicola Rchb.f 1886

Side View of Flower

Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Drawing Drawing by Mutis

Deep shade Cold

Common Name The Forest Dwelling Pseudocentrum

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2700 to 3200 meters as a medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with to 7, basal, more or less rosulate, elliptic to ovate-ellioptic, rather criped margins, acute, gradually narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, overall to 2' [60 cm] long, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, densely cylindric, many flowered inflorescence that is remotely 4, foliaceous sheathed, with ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide