Prescottia Lindl.

First published in W.J.Hooker, Exot. Fl.: t. 115 (1824), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Florida, Mexico to Tropical America.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs with clustered fibrous or fleshy roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal, non-articulate, sessile or petiolate, membranous. Inflorescences a slender, erect spike with numerous flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers non-resupinate, small; sepals membranous, connate at base to form a short cup or tube, spreading or revolute at the apex; petals membranous, narrow, adnate to the sepal-cup; lip with claw adnate to the sepal-cup, auriculate at the base, the apical part entire, deeply concave or galeate and often enclosing the column
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column very short, adnate to the sepal-cup
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia 4, granular or powdery
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule small, suberect, ovoid or ellipsoid.
Distribution
A genus of about 24 species found in tropical and subtropical America.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0