Pityphyllum antioquiense Schltr. 1920

Photo by W Mark Whitten

Part shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Antioquia Pityphyllum [A Department of north central Colombia]

Flower Size 1/4" [.62 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia and south to southern Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with 3/4 to 1 1/4" between each, obliquely oblong pseudobulb almost completely enveloped by brown scarious, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, terete, narrowly linear, rigid, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Maxillaria antioquiensis (Schltr.) Molinari 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Reportorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band VII II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P sp #1656 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;