Ponthieva mandonii Rchb.f. 1878


Plants and flowers insitu on roadbankSalta Argentina Photo by Juan Jose Rodriguez and his Orquideas de Salta Argentina

Original Drawing Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux

Flower? Photo by Copyright Sacha and the Flora of The Andes WebsiteWebsite

deep shade Cold

Common Name or Meaning Mandon's Ponthieva

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina as a small sized terrestrial with a few basal, ovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 10" [25 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 2 well spaced acuminate bracts and much shorter thant eh ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Ponthieva parvilabris Benth. ex Griseb.1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as P mandonii var bilobipetala drawing good; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 749 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok