Prescottia nivalis Barb.Rodr.1882 Photo by Felipe Braz Nielsen Koeptcke and his Wikimedia website

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

Full shade Cool LATERFall Winter

Common Name The Snow White Prescottia

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with hairy roots giving rise to a basal rosette of 5 or so, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse to acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on a terminal, erect, many flowered inflorescence with ovoid-oblong, acute, slightly shorter than the ovary 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 ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;