Pescatoria ecuadorana [Dodson] Dressler 2005

Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form

Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Ecuador Pescatoria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, very short stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, ligulate-obovate, acute to acuminate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a shorter than the leaves, 4.8" [12 cm] long, ascending, sheathed stalk with a solitary, fragrant flower.

Synonyms *Bollea ecuadorana Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Selbyana 7(1): 354. 1984 as Bollea ecuadorana ; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 as Bollea ecuadorana photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Bollea ecuadorana ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Bollea ecuadorana draawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 Dressler 2000 as Bollea ecuadoriana photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Bollea ecuadorana drawing fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 as Bollea ecuadoriana photo fide