Ponthieva tunguraguae Garay 1978 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt , plant grown by grown by Walter Teague

Common Name The Tungurahua Ponthieva [A Province of Ecuador]

Flower Size

Found as a small sized, hot to warm growing, terrestrial herb in Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters with up to 4, villose on both sides, elliptic, abruptly acuminate, somewhat narrowing below in to the subrotund, conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an arcuate, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis [5.2" [13 cm] long, racemose, loosely several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute to acuminate, longer than the pedicels floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as P maculata photo fide