Pollardia linkiana [Klotsch] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo by Timothy Choltco

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Common Name Link's Pollardia [German Botanist and Founder of Berlin Herbarium 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found as a warm to cold growing, small to medium sized epiphyte or ocassional lithophyte on rocks on hillsides and ravines found at elevations of 500 to 2300 meters in Nayarit, Jalisco, Coloma, Michoacan, Guerrerro, Mexico, Moreles, Oaxaca and Vera Cruz states of Mexico in various forest types with ellipsoid-fusiform pseudobulbs that are spaced 3/4 to 1" apart and carrying 1 to 4, apical, narrowly ligular-elliptic leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying five to twelve, inconspicuously fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia linkiana (Klotzsch) Schltr. 1918; Encyclia squalida [LaLlave & Lex] Soto Arenas & Salazar; Epidendrum crispilabium A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; *Epidendrum linkeanum Klotzsch 1838; Prosthechea linkiana (Klotzsch) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998; Epidendrum pastoris Link & Otto 1828; Epidendrum squalidum Lex. 1825; Prosthechea squalida [La Llave & Lex.] Soto, Salazar 2008; Pseudencyclia linkiana (Klotzsch) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epidendrum linkianum; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum linkianum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epideendrum crassilabium; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Encyclia linkiana; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1073 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Prosthechea squalida drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Prosthechea linkiana photo fide;

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