Ponthieva sprucei Cogn. 1895 Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux

Common Name or Meaning Spruce's Ponthieva [English Botanist and Orchid Collector in South America later 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in northeastern Peru as a miniature sized terrestrial with basal, ovate, obtuse, reticulate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 5" [`2.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide;