Ponthieva parvula Schltr. 1912

Inflorescence Photos by Rodolfo Hernandez and Infojardin Blog

Common Name The Small Flowered Ponthieva

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala at elevations up to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with several basal leaves , elliptic, obtuse to subacute, basally rounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, green becoming white with age, pubescent few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1985; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater etal 2005 photo good;