Encyclia pollardiana (Withner) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle Photo by Diederick Antoni Copyright


Common Name Pollard's Encyclia [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco and Michoacan at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, large, conic-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, paniculate, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Epidendrum pollardianum Withner 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 photo not = E aenicta; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1974 photo/drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo fide