Ponthieva andicola Rchb. f. 1876 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt and his Eric Hunt's Photo Website

Common Name The Andean Ponthieva

Flower Size 3/4" [4.3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, basal, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, totally hirsute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to somewhat arcuate, slender, villose, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, rachis 2" [5 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, villose floral bracts. .

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 photo fide;

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