Pityphyllum hirtzii Dodson 1996

TYPE Drawing Photo by © Alexander Hirtz/Drawing by Dodson

Part Shade Warm Cold

Common Name Hirtz's Pityphyllum [German Engineer and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 850 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a descending, branching, slender stem enveloped completely by close, distichous, imbricate, scarious sheaths with .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] between each pyriform pseudobulbs and carrying 1 to 2, apical, filiform, channeled, acute leaves that blooms on a sessile, from the scarious sheaths, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Maxillaria raimondiana Molinari 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(1): 106. Dodson 1996 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;