Pescatoria lawrenceana [Rchb.f] Dressler 2005

Another Flower

Photos by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Lawrence's Pescatoria [Orchid Enthiusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/2 to 4" [8.75 to 10 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Colombia at 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with 6 to 10, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves arranged in a fan-shape that blooms in the summer on a shorter than the leaves, 8" [20 cm] long, ascending, sheathed stalk carrying a solitary, waxy, long-lived, fragrant flower.

Synonyms *Bollea lawrenceana [Rchb.f] Rchb. f. 1878; *Zygopetalum lawrenceanum Rchb. f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 as Zygopetalum lawrenceanum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Bollea lawrenceana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Bollea lawrenceana; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #9 1970 as Bollea lawrenceana photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1993 as Bollea lawrenceana; Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 as Bollea lawrenceana; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 408 Dodson 1989 as Bollea lawrenceana drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as Bollea lawrenceana photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Bollea lawrenceana photo not; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Bollea lawrenceana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 as Bollea lawrenceana photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Bollea lawrenceana; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 as Bollea lawrenceana drawing/photo fide