Ponthieva phaenoleuca (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1895 Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux

Common Name or Meaning The Grey-White Ponthieva

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil as a small sized terrestrial with ovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 2, well spaced, lanceolate, inflated bracts and much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Calorchis phaenoleuca Barb.Rodr.1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;