Ponthieva villosa Lindl. 1845

Another Angle Photos by Karremans and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Shaggy Ponthieva

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1000 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 4, basal, villose on both sides, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, soft leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect to arcuate, shoreter than the leaves, villose throughout, to 6" [15 cm] long overall, rachis to 4.2" [to 10.5 cm] long, loosely few flowered inflorescence and has ovate-elliptic, acute, concave, villose dorsally floral bracts.

Synonyms Ponthieva crinita Garay 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Pl Hartw. 155. 1845; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as P crinita drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 574 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 dodson photo fide;