Pterichis silvestris Schltr. 1912
Inflorescence Photos by © Steve Rivera and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Webpage
Another Flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page
Another flower P cf. silvestris
Photo by © Erica Moron de Abad
Common Name The Forest Dwelling Pterichis
Found in Peru as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial in high wet montane forests on open grassy slopes at elevtions of 3000+ meters with thick-cylindric, glabrate roots with a leafless, glabrous below, densly glandular-pubescent above scape carrying several remote, close sheaths and has a short, densely few flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers that blooms in the spring in nature.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide