Collection Details

Species: Pterichis sp.

Orchidaceae Pterichis sp.
J. P. Janovec , A. K. Neill, M. A. Chocce, M. C. Douglas, L. Ccoyo Cordova, 2794

Collection Date: 28 February 2004
Determined By: E. A. Christenson
Determination Date: 1 July 2005
Institution: Sarasota, FL


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Cusco

Subregion: Paucartambo Province

Closest Town: Paucartambo

Locality Description: Collection made along road between Esperanza and Wayqhichas. Wayqecha Cloud Forest Research Station, Kosñipata Valley, between Paucartambo and Pilcopata.

Locality Site Specific: Wayqecha Cloud Forest.

DD Latitude: -13.19

DD Longitude: -71.5888

Elevation: 2800-2950 m


Habitat Description: Cloud forest vegetation mixed with grassland.

Soil Description: Rocky, clay soil

Habitat: Terrestrial

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Terrestrial, solitary, growing in clump of Ericaceae shrublet, on flat surface of a steep gradient in mosses and lichens on rocky clay soil. Seems like Saprophyte, lacking leaves, stem green. Sepals white green with green veins. Lip white with purplish lines.

Habit: Herb

Other Data

Research Site: Wayqecha Cloud Forest

Project: Wayqecha Botany