A new species of Ponthieva was found in the mountains of Yanachaga Chemillén, on a pre-montane forest at 1400 m in the central jungle of Peru. It is similar to P. pilosissima, but can be distinguished by the presence of a callus on the lip and by the color of the petals, which are boldly veined in P. pilosissima and inconspicuously striped in P. hermiliae.
Palabras clave: orchidaceae, orchidoideae, ponthieva, new species, peru, yanachaga