Ponthieva brenesii Schltr. 1923 Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Full Shade Warm Spring

Common Name Brenes' Ponthieva [Costa Rican Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in lower montane rainforests at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm and pendant growing epiphyte [never a terrestrial] with a short stem carrying a few, densely pilose, elliptic, somewhat acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, pilose, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 165. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 274. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1260 Dodson 1985 drawing ok ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1574 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 10 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing;

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