Pescatoria hemixantha [Rchb.f] Dressler 2005

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Common Name The Half Yellow Pescatoria

Flower Size to 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil in wet, lower montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with keeled leaves held in a fan-shape that blooms on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence, holding the flower near the base of the leaves

Synonyms Bollea cardonae Schnee 1953; *Bollea hemixantha Rchb.f. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as Bollea hemixantha drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Bollea hemixantha drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 7 1981 as Bollea hemixantha photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 as Bollea hemixantha photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1993 as Bollea hemixantha; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as Bollea hemixantha photo = B lalindei; Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 301-308.1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Bollea hemixantha drawing/photo fide Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Bollea hemixantha errata = B lalindei; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Bollea hemixantha drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Bollea hemixantha drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 as B lalindei var hemixanta [sic] photo fide