Prescottia lancifolia Lindl. 1840

Plant and flowers in situ Brazil Photos by The Biodiversity de Catarinense Website

Drawing Drawing by J. Ch. Descourtilz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Long-Spear-Shaped Prescottia

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil as a small sized, cool to cold growing, humus loving terrestrial or rarely epiphyte with a rosette of 3 to 5, basal, dark green, lanceolate, acute, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, setiform-acuminate, glabrous, pale, membraneous, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Prescottia truncicola Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 1 Schlecter/Brieger 1970 photo good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;