Fuertesiella pterichoides Schltr. 1913

Photo by Ariel Rodriguez

Plant Collection sheet

Sheet by Dr James Akerman and The Harvard Botany Website

Full ShadeCool Fall EARLYSummer

Common Name The Pterichis-Like Fuertesiella

Flower Size

Found in Cuba and the Dominican Republic at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters in montane rainforests as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with fleshy roots and a single, basal, ovate-cordiform, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [25 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cranichis grandiflora Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925; Fuertesiella grandiflora (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Cuba LLamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 # 8 2006 photo fide;