Pollardia obpiribulbon [Hags] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor

Another Color Variation

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey


Common Name The Inverted Pear-Shaped Pseudobulb Pollardia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Oaxaca to Jalisco Mx., 1372m elev., South end of Puerto Angel Rd., epiphytic on oaks, Hillside above stream,

A small sized, cool to cold growing, rambling Mexican orchid occuring at elevations of 1300 to 2700 meters with inverted pear-shaped, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms on an apical, erect, 1 3/5 to 5 1/5" [4 to 13 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that is shorter or equal to the leaves and occurs in the late summer and early spring.

Synonyms*Encyclia obpiribulbon Hágsater 1982; Prosthechea obpiribulbon [Hags] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as Prosthechea obpiribulbon photo fide;