Monographs Details: Prescottia oligantha (Sw.) Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auyan-tepui, 2200 m alt., G. H. H. Tate 1239; same locality and altitude, in semi-boggy soil near Boggy Camp, also about 1800 m alt., in dry thin soil in light brush between Drizzly Camp and Rio Lomita Camp, G. C. K. Dunsterville 865; Sororopan-tepui, 2225-2255 m alt., terrestrial, J. A. Steyermark 60052. Southern Florida (U.S.A.), through Middle America, the West Indies (JAMAICA, type of Cranichis oligantha) COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PERU (type of P. tenuis), BRAZIL, PARAGUAY and ARGENTINA.


Cranichis oligantha Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 120. 1788.

Prescottia tenuis Lindl., Gen. JL- Sp. Orch. 454. 1840.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| United States of America North America| West Indies| Jamaica South America| Colombia South America| Ecuador South America| Peru South America| Brazil South America| Paraguay South America| Argentina South America|