Ponthieva disema Schltr. 1915 Photo by Fransisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Photo Flickr Website

Side View of Flower Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Common Name The Two Spot Ponthieva [refers to the large spot visible on each exterior side of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1860 to 3000 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the fall


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideenfloren Der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Flora of Ecuador #9 Vol 225 [1] Orchidaceae Garay 1978 as P parvilabris; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;