Pterichis multiflora (Lindl.) Schltr. 1911 Drawing by Foldats

Collection sheet Drawing and collection sheet by by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Many Flowered Pterichis

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and nortwestern Argentina? in montane cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with generally a single, basal, oblong-lanceolate, glabrous, acute, abruptly narrowing below intothe canaliculate petiolate base leaf thyat blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, 10.8 to 17.2" [27 to 43 cm] long, glabrous below becoming glabrous-pilose above, sub lax to somewhat dense, rachis 2.4 to 4.2" [6 to 10.5 cm] long, 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence with distant bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Acraea multiflora Lindl. 1846; Pterichis tomentosula Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing good; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol XVI No 3 Morales 1986 drawing fide