Ponthieva dunstervillei Foldats 1968 Drawing by Foldats

Part Shade Cold

Common Name Dunsterville's Ponthieva [American Botanist in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte and probable terrestrial with fleshy, fasciculate, somewhat pubescent roots giving rise to 4 to 5, in a basal rosette, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, attenuate below into the short, conduplicate pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, densely glandular-pilose, to 12" [30 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish, larger flowers

Similar to P inaudita but P dunstervillei differs in the long, densely pilose sepals and the different lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide;