Pterichis acuminata Schltr 1920 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Cold

Common Name The Acuminate Pterichis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2500 to 3600 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, elliptic, acute, tapering to a conduplicate, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, puberulent, 8 to 28" [20 to 70 cm] overall long, rachis 2 to 12" [5 to 30 cm] long, cylindric, loosely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, pubescent, acute to subacuminate floral bracts.

This species is now considered to be a synonym of P galeata.


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