Pescatoria wallisii Linden & Rchb. f. 1869 Photo by David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

Column Detail Photo byJay Pfahl , plant grown by Arturo Carillo

Lip Detail Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Pale Color Variety Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name Wallis' Pescatorea [German Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3 to 4"

Found in western Ecuador in tropical rainforests at elevations of 70 to 1219 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with imbricate, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths attenuate to the distichous, strap-shaped, acute, conduplicate towards the base leaves arranged in a fan shape that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, single flowered, 5 to 7" long inflorescence with a long-lasting, extremely fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Bollea schroederiana R.H. Torr. ex Sander 1895; Pescatoria euglossa Rchb. f. 1876; Pescatoria roezlii Rchb. f. 1874; Pescatoria schroederiana Rolfe 1900; Zygopetalum euglossum Rchb. f. 1876; Zygopetalum wallisii Rchb. f. 1869

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 6 1963 as P euglossa photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 201 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing ok/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 drawing/photo fide;