Ponthieva collantesii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 Photo by Abel Rodriguez and The Orchids of Manu Photo Website

Common Name Collantes' Ponthieva [American orchid enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Cuzco area of Peru in open shady areas in highland rainforests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with rosulate, pendent, linear-oblanceolate, villose, grey-green, acute, gradually narrowing into the petillate abse leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, yellow green, shorter than the leaves, [16 cm] long overall, rachis 1.4" [3 cm] long, laxly pendent, few flowered inflorescence with upturned apices and ovate, abruptly acute floral bracts. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum Peruviarum Plate 556 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo fide;