Pescatoria violacea [Lindley] Dressler 2005

Photo by Jay Pfahl, plant grown by JEM Orchids

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Photo by Jean Claude George


Common Name The Violet Pescatoria

Flower Size Up To 3" [to 7.5 cm]

Found in the Colombia, Brazil and the Guianas in forests at lower elevations as a large sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte with 6 to 10, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves arranged in a fan-shape that blooms in the summer on an axillary, shorter than the leaves, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, ascending, sheathed stalk carrying a solitary, waxy, long-lived, fragrant flower.

Synonyms Bollea guiannensis Klotsch 1841; *Bollea violacea (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1952; Bollea violacea f. alba Christenson 1991 publ. 1992; Huntleya tyrianthina Hort. Rchb.f 1856; Huntleya violacea Lindl. 1839; Warczewiczella violacea (Lindl.) Rollisson 875; Zygopetalum violaceum Rchb. f. 1863;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Sertum Orchidaceum t. 26. 1839 as Huntleya violacea; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Bollea violacea drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Bollea violacea; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Bollea violaceadrawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Bollea violacea drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Bollea violacea; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as Bollea violacea; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Bollea violaceaedrawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as Bollea violacea photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Bollea violacea ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as Bollea violacea; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 as Bollea violacea photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 2 2008 as Bollea violacea drawing fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 as Bollea violaceaphoto fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 as Bollea violacea drawing/photo fide