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

Another Angle Photo courtesy of 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 large pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical leaves and blooms on a paniculate, 24" [60 cm] long inflorescence occuring in the later spring.

Synonyms *Epidendrum pollardianum Withner 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo fide