Ponthieva venusta Schltr. 1921 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Lovely Ponthieva

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect to somewhat ascending stems carrying 3 to 5 basal, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, acute, gradually tapering below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, remotely few sheathed, terminated by a loosely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying white, sparsely pubescent externally flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9:57 Schlechter 1921 ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:419 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978;