!Lueddemannia pescatorei (Lindl.) Linden & Rchb. f. 1854

Photos by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens.

Flower Closeup

Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmSummer

Common Name Pescatore's Lueddemannia [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters in very wet lowland forests with clustered, ovoid to ovoid oblong, slightly compressed, grooved, light yellow brown pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, apical, plicate, basally clasping leaves and blooms on a pendulous, 20" to 3'4" [50 to 100 cm] long, many [20 to 50] flowered, red-green inflorescence with narrowly elliptic, inflated, acute bracts and crowded, sweetly scented flowers occuring in the summer. This orchid needs to be put in a basket or mounted on wood to accomodate the long, pendant inflorescence

Synonyms Acineta glauca Linden ex Lindl. & Paxt. 1850-1; Cycnoches lindleyi Hort.ex Linden 1860; *Cycnoches pescatorei Lindl. 1850-51; Lueddemannia triloba Rolfe 1895; Lueddemannia vyvereana Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lueddemannia vyvereana ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Scweinfurth 1970; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 077 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as Lueddemania triloba drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999drawing photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005 as L triloba; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo/drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide