Ponthieva parvilabris (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Troy Meyers and his Troy Meyers and his Flasking Pages


Photo courtesy of David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

Frontal View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Small Lipped Ponthieva

Flower Size 1/5" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 1850 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, widely ovate or elliptic- ovate, subacute to acute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect to curved, racemose, 6" [15 cm] long overall, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, laxily few flowered, glabrous below pilose above inflorescence with 3 to 4, distant, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms *Cranichis parvilabris Lindl. 1846; Ponthieva microglossa Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Cranichis parvilabris; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Cranichis parvilabris; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P disema photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide