Pterichis triloba (Lindl.) Schltr. 1911

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Common Name The Three Lobed Pterichis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in moss on rocks at elevations of 2600 to 4100 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a [when present] solitary or rarely 2, basal, oblong-elliptic, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, glabrous to sparingly glandular-tomentose, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, laxly to subdensely to 20 flowered inflorescence with several clasping, distant sheaths and has ovate to lanceolate-ovate, glandular-pubescent, usually shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acraea triloba Lindl. 1845; Pterichis seleniglossa Schltr.1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as P seleniglossa; Orchids of Peru vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Orquideologia Vol XVI No 3 Morales 1986 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo good;