Pescatoria hirtzii [Waldvogel] Dressler 2005 Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page


Common Name Hirtz's Pescatoria [Ecuadorian Orchid Collector current]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at sealevel to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a fan of plicate, obovate, acute to obtuse, becoming conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a shorter than the leaves, ascending, sheathed stalk carrying a solitary flower.

Synonyms *Bollea hirtzii Waldvogel 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0012 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Bollea hirtzii drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 407 Dodson 1989 as Bollea hirtzii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Bollea hirtzii drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Bollea hirtzii; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Bollea hirtzii; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo ; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide