!Prescottia plantaginea Lindl. 1824 Photo by Art Vogel

PlantPhoto by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Plantago-Leafed-Like Prescottia

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in the coastal montane rainforest area of Brazil as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with very pilose roots giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 basal, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 15" [37.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 6 various sized, acuminate bracts and with erect, thinly membraneosu, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Prescottia corcovadensis Rchb.f. 1850; Prescottia plantaginifolia Lindl. 1824; Prescottia spiranthophylla Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as P plantaginea frma latifolia drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawingok