Pterichis leucoptera Schltr. 1921 Photo by © Miguel Chocce-Peña and his Notas de Miguel Blogspot

InflorescencePhoto by Travel to Peru site

Deep shade Cold

Common Name The White Petaled 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003