Prescottia densiflora (Brongn.) Lindl. 1841 Photo by Marcelo Pedron and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

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

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Snow White Prescottia

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with rosulate, cuneate-oblong, smaller above, somewhat glaucous leaves that blooms in the spring on a glabrous, erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with a few distant bracts and ovate, acuminate to triangular, three nerved, as long as the ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Decaisnea densiflora Brongn. 1829; Prescottia pubescens Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as P pubescens drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as P pubescens; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 ;

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