Pescatoria lehmannii Rchb. f. 1879 Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Eddon Orchids

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Common Name Lehmann's Pescatoria [German Orchid Collector - Andean South America 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.5 cm]

A medium sized, warm to cool growing species found in Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 500 to 1350 meters in extremely wet, humid cloud forests near water on moss covered, horizontally growing tree limbs, with conduplicate, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths attenuate to linear-lorate, acute, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring through the fall, often more than once a year on a short, axillary, to 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a very fragrant, waxy, longlasting flower that is set low within the leaves.

Synonyms Bollea lehmanni Rchb.f 1879; Zygopetalum lehmannii Rchb.f 1879; Pescatorea fimbriata Regel 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 200 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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