Pescatoria ecuadorana [Dodson] Dressler 2005 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Ecuador Pescatoria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, very short stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, ligulate-obovate, acute to acuminate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a shorter than the leaves, 4.8" [12 cm] long, ascending, sheathed stalk with a solitary, fragrant flower.

Synonyms *Bollea ecuadorana Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Selbyana 7(1): 354. 1984 as Bollea ecuadorana ; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 as Bollea ecuadorana photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Bollea ecuadorana ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Bollea ecuadorana draawing/photo fide; Orquideologia 21: 3 Dressler 2000 as Bollea ecuadoriana photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Bollea ecuadorana drawing fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide