Pterichis latifolia Garay & Dunsterville 1976 TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

partial sunCold Spring

Common Name The Broad Leaved Pterichis

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Zulia state of northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte? with radiating, white, thick, glabrous roots giving rise to an erect, soft, tough, velvety light green with darker green nerved, sulcate midnerve, dorsally fleshily ribbed, suborbicular, obtuse, narrowing below into the channeled, conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 14" [35 cm] long, terete, gree, finely white-pubescent, several to many flowered inflorescence arising through a few, rather loose, brown, nervose, basally tubular, glabrous sheaths and carries a few, greenish-brown, basally tubular, glabrous bracts with light green, dorsally pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide for flower not plant; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide for flower not plant; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide for flower not plant;