Prescottia montana Barb.Rodr.1877

Inflorescence Photos by © 1st Cecília Oliveira de Azevedo, 2nd Luiz Menini Neto & Rafaela Campostrini Forzza © and The Neotropical Live Plant Photos website

Drawing Drawing by © von Martius, Eichler, Urban © and Wikimedia website

Full shade Cool ColdLATER Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Montane Prescottia

Flower Size 1/6" [.625 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a short stem enveloped by 1 to 2 leafless, basal sheaths carrying above, a single apical, oblong, acute, narrowing below in to the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, carrying 3, tubular, acute bracts, 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Prescottia serrana M.N.Correa 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as P serrana