Ponthieva gimana Dodson 2003 Photo by and The Ecuagenera Photo Website

Common Name The Gima Ponthieva [An area of central Ecuador]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Ecuador in open shady areas in highland rainforests at elevations of 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short erect stem enveloped by leaf bases and carrying 3 to 5, subrosulate, thin, villous, elliptic, acute, cuneate below in to the elongate, petilolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, villous, to [32 cm] long overall, rachis few flowered inflorescence witha very small leaf at midpoint and a bract below the raceme.

Similar to P dunstervillei but differs in the more slender plant and the lamina of the petals are obliquely oblong-triangualr with a small tooth-like callus at the junction with the elongate claw.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;