Prescottia villenarum Christenson 2002

Plant and Flowers Photos by David Hunt

Partial Sun Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Villena's Prescottia [Peruvian Orchid Nurseymen current]

Flower Size .2" [2.5 mm]

Found in Peru near Moyobamba as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascendig rhizome carrying a few, elliptic, long-petiolate, variegated, dark green with finefive silver green longitudinal stripes, glossy, rigid, crenulate and minutely undulate margins, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, slightly longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 7 2002 photo fide