Pityphyllum pinoides H.R.Sweet 1972 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Pine Needle-Like Pityphyllum [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing pendulous epiphyte with a branching rhizome enveloped completely by imbricate, scarious sheaths giving rise to narrowly ovoid, inserted obliquely, .8" [2 cm] distant pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, apical, linear, semi-terete, fleshy-coriaceous, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter, arising from in between the pseudobulbs and the rhizome, short single flowered inflorescence.

This species differs from P. laricina in having longer leaves and in the shape of the lip

Synonyms Maxillaria pinoides (H.R.Sweet) Molinari 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #6 2006 photo fide;