Pollardia hastata (Lindl.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Lance Head Anacheilium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico in pine-oak forests at elevations of 2400 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with clustered, ellipsoid-ovoid, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, simple, 1 to 8 flowered racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Encyclia hastata (Lindl.) Dressler & G.E.Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum hastatum Lindl. 1841; Prosthechea hastata (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998; Pseudencyclia hastata (Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum hastatum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as hORMIDIUM HASTATUM; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide;