Pterichis silvestris Schltr. 1912

Inflorescence Photos by Steve Rivera and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Another Flower Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Another flower P cf. silvestris

Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

Common Name The Forest Dwelling Pterichis

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial in high wet montane forests on open grassy slopes at elevtions of 3000+ meters with thick-cylindric, glabrate roots with a leafless, glabrous below, densly glandular-pubescent above scape carrying several remote, close sheaths and has a short, densely few flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers that blooms in the spring in nature.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide