Prescottia carnosa C.Schweinf. 1951 Drawing by Foldats

Part Shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Fleshy Prescottia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana at elevations around 1400 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate, densely wooly, tuberous roots giving rise to about 3, basal, coriaceous, intensely green above, silvery beneath, the central rib and petiole red-rose, ovate, acuet, erose-crenulate margins in dried specimens, abruptly rounded below into the deeply sulcate, long petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, glabrous, to 16" [40 cm] long, red-rose, enveloped by 11 to 13, shortly acuminate, the lowermost imbricate, coriaceous, the central group scarious, larger and more distant, the apical group scarious and very short bracts, rachis 3.4 to 4.8" [8.5 to 12 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, long acuminate, scarious, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, very small, salmon colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;