Pescatoria coronaria Rchb. f. 1877Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Lip Detail Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Wreath-Shaped Pescatoria [refers to the "royal color"]

Flower Size 3"

Found in Colombia as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte found close to the ground in wet forests on mossy trees at elevations of 1240 to 1850 meters that blooms in the spring on a axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence with the fragrant flower set low in the leaves.

Synonyms Zygopetalum coronarium Rchb.f 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ; Huntleya and Related orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide;

Pescatorea coronaria Rchb. f. 1877 var alba Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

A white form of the previous species.