Monographs Details: Pogonia
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Scientific Name:Pogonia
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auyán-tepuí, 2200 m alt., G. H. H. Tate 1236; same locality, cumbre de la parte sureste del brazo noroeste (division occidental del cerro), entre "Drizzly Camp" y "Rio Lomita Camp", faldas secas de piedras "limoneta" e igneas con arbustos y arboles esparcidos, 1800-1850 m alt., leaves and stems pale glaucous green. May 5, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93384 (fruit); Gran Sabana, between waterfall at Rue-merii (tributary of Rio Kukenan) and Divina Pastora on Rio Kukenan, north of Santa Elena, south of Mt. Roraima, 1065 m alt., terrestrial on dry, sandy upland, J. A. Steyermark 59205 (fruit) ; Sororopantepui, on crest of Cerro between east and west ends, 2255 m alt., terrestrial by wooded streamlet, stem dull purple, leaves erect, coriaceous, deep green above (sometimes purplish-margined), glaucous gray-silvery suffused with lavender beneath, flowers deep rose, November 14, 1944, Steyermark 60126 (aff. P. monantha Barb. Rodr.; immature buds) ; Chimanta Massif, elfin forest formation on plateau of southeast-facing upper shoulder of Apacara-tepui, 2000 m alt., terrestrial, stem lavender, leaves erect, subcoriaceous, pale green and shining above with lavender margins, silvery or pale green beneath, flower-bud greenish, June 19, 1953, Steyermark 75750 (aff. P parviflora Reichb. f.); Ilu-tepui, Gran Sabana, occasional on west-facing slopes below top escarpment, 2300-2600 m alt., terrestrial, stem and leaves purple-red tinged, flowers wholly rose-orange-red, fruit red, March 17, 1952, B. Maguire 33460 (flowers poor) . Amazonas: between Sabana Grande and southeastern base of Cerro Duida, 200 m alt., J. A. Steyermark 57884; summit of Cerro Duida, on top of high moist ridge, 1820-2075 m alt., terrestrial, Steyermark 58314 (sterile; allied to P. stricta C. Schweinf.).

Distribution:Venezuela South America|