Pityphyllum laricinum (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Pine Needle-Shaped Pityphyllum

Flower Size 1/8" [.15 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a minature sized, cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring.

This species differs from P pinoides in the shorter leaves and in the lip shape.

Synonyms *Maxillaria laricina Kraenzl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 162 Schlecter 1920; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;