Prescottia microrhiza Barb.Rodr.1877 Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban and Wikimedia website

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name The ? Prescottia

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo Brazil as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with naked roots giving rise to a short stem with a basal rosette of membraneous, reticulated, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below and attenuate into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 15" [to 37.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 5 tubular, acute bracts and as long as the flower floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;