Ponthieva pubescens (C.Presl) C.Schweinf. 1970 Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux

Common Name or Meaning The Grey-White Ponthieva

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil as a miniature to small sized terrestrial with a rosette of a few, ovate, acute, reticulate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 14" [35 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute inflated bracts and smaller, similar, much shorter than the ovary floral bract

Synonyms Ophrys pubescens C.Presl 1827; Ponthieva montana Lindl. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P pauciflora photo fide;