Ponthieva cornuta Rchb.f. 1876

Another Flower

Photos by Arturo Carillo

Common Name The Horned Ponthieva

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or occasional pubescent epiphyte with 2 to 3, basal, pubescent, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiollate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, terete, pulverulent, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 573 Dodson 1989 drawing as P inaudita wrong actually P cornuta fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as P inaudita not photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 747 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P inaudita photo fide for P cornuta