Ponthieva sylvicola Rchb.f. 1876 Drawing by Lehmann and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Forest Living Ponthieva

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, villose throughout, 1 to 2, oblanceolate, acuminate, tapering towards the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to arcuate, villose, to 8" [20 cm] overall, rachis 3" [7.5 cm] long, loosely many flowered infloresence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Pleurothallis chuquiribambae Kraenzl. 1930; Ponthieva chuquiribambae (Kraenzl.) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978