Pityphyllum amesianum Schltr. 1924Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Ames' Pityphyllum [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1/8" [.15 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2150 to 2450 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with pendant, occasionally branched rhizomes giving rise to lightly compressed laterally, smooth, shiny dark green, silvery spotted, evenly grooved pseudobulbs carrying, deciduous, many, radiating, shiny light green, scattered, fine, transluscent papillae leaves that blooms in the fall on a successively 2, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completly by rather, large, compressed imbricating sheaths.

Synonyms Maxillaria oakes-amesiana Schuit. & M.W.Chase 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:86 Schlechter 1924; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 drawing plant only; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Fodats 1970 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo plant only;