Pterostemma antioquiense F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. ex Kraenzl. 1899 Photo byPatricia Harding


Common Name The Antioqia Pterostemma [A department of Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a miniature, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a fan-shape of acute, conduplicate, recurved, green suffused with purple, leaves that completely envelope the stem that blooms in the summer and early fall on more than one, pendant, axillary, to 1.2" [to 3 cm] long, succesively 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence that holds the small flowers towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo good; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide