Ponthieva petiolata Lindl. 1824

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Plant and Flower in situ St Lucia Photos by Roger Graveson and his The Plants of Saint Lucia Webpage

Watercolor Drawing by M. Hart - Engraver: J. Watts


Common Name The Petiolate Ponthieva

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 5 to 7, ovate-oblong to obong-lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, subrotund basally, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, pilose, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide;