Ponthieva triloba Schltr. 1910

Plant in situ Mexico

Photos by Dr Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Three Lobed Lip Ponthieva

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador in forests at elevations of 1300 to 2500 meters as a cool growing terrestrial orchid with basal, lustrous above, matte below, dorsally carinate, elliptic, acute, sessile or shortly petiolate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, glabrous below and verrucose above, 8 to 15 flowered, racemose, 5" [12.5 cm] long inflorescence with 6, tight tubular bracts and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018