Prescottia octopollinica Barb. Rodr. 1881


Plant Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

Common Name or Meaning The Eight Pollina Prescottia

Flower Size 1/4"

Found in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with 2 to 3, dark green, faintly veined, ovate-lanceolate, acute, alternate, attenuate into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, thin, green, erect, spicate, to 32" [80 cm] long, rachis 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, to 80 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in the upper third of the stem and with oblong-lanceolate, long acuminate, glabrous, slightly longer 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 good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994;