Pescatoria klabachiorum Rchb.f 1879

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

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl , plant grown by Arturo Carillo

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Common Name The Klaboch Brother's Pescatoria [German Orchid Collectors in Colombia]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [9 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at altitudes around 700 to 1600 meters that is a warm to cool growing epiphyte from wet forests on mossy tree trunks low to the ground and blooms in the later winter, spring and early summer on an axillary, short to 4" [10 cm], single flowered inflorescence with a very fragrant, longlasting flower that is held below the leaves.

Synonyms Zygopetalum klabochiorum Rchb.f 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide

Pescatoria klabachiorum Rchb.f 1879 var alba Photo by Jay Pfahl

A white color form of the previous species.