First bloom seedling of Ponthieva parvilabris. Small sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial from Northwest South America. Found up to about 3000 meters in elevation. This genus appears to be rarely seen in cultivation. Non-resupinate flowers are about 1cm wide, no fragrance. Petals are fused with the dorsal sepal at the tip(apically). Basal rosette of leaves. Grown in sphagnum moss mixed with perlite for aeration. Kept moist and in heavy shade. I don’t think the plant would grow very well without the evaporative cooling from the cement wall.
Very unusual orchid. At my house I have weeds that look similar. Maybe I am growing the wrong stuff?
Cool to warm growing, grows at 3000 ft- it’s an intermediate grower like what James Keach was talking about in January. Would be interesting to see how this plant does over the next few years for you.
Thanks for sharing.