Monographs Details: Ponthieva ovatilabia C.Schweinf.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Cerro Venamo on northwest slopes, 1100 m alt., terrestrial in moist mossy forest, leaves firmly membranaceous, deep green above and dull gray-green beneath, pedicels recurved, nodding, pale green, ovary ivory white, April 21, 1960, J. A. Steyermark & S. Nilsson 431; between Rio Venamo camp (980 m alt.) and 1470 m alt. on way to Cerro Venamo, fairly frequent on forest floor (Steyermark 92381) G. C. K. Dunsterville 835; bosque muscoso humedo montañoso a lo largo del afluente derecho (Oeste) subiendo el Rio Venamo, descendiendo el rio desde el campamento cerca de la unión con el afluente Este, 950-1150 m alt., terrestrial on hepatic-moss-covered ground near river slopes, leaves membranous, rich green above and pale green beneath, scapes dull maroon and whitish, ovary white, flower greenish white, lip white, December 29-30, 1963, Steyermark irDunsterville 92381; bosque alto humedo en las vecindades del Km 119 al Sur de El Dorado, 1030 m alt., terrestrial, leaves fleshymembranous, rich dull green above and gray-green beneath, scape dull maroonbrick, buds pale green, flowers white, January 12, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 93043. Amazonas: Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, 700 m alt., occasional in Clusia scrub forest, just south of Camp 3, December 31, 1957, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & C. K. Maguire 43559 (type).

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Distribution:Venezuela South America|