Ponthieva ovatilabia C.Schweinf. 1961 Drawing by Foldats

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Ovate Lip Ponthieva

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Venezuela and Guyana at elevations around 700 to 1100 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with fibrous, fasciculate, wooly roots giving rise to 5 to 7, basal, membraneous, ovate-lanceolate, to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, cuneate below into the thin, canaliculate, long petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 28" [90 cm] long overall, glandular-pilose, peduncle enveloped by 4 to 5, distant, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts, rachis 4 to 18" [10 to 45 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with linear, acute, glandular-pilose, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, greenish white flowers with the exterior of the sepals glandular-pilose.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte 1Foldats 1969 drawing fide;

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