Pollardia obpiribulbon [Hags] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor

Another Color Variation

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey

LATEto EARLY

Common Name The Inverted Pear-Shaped Pseudobulb Pollardia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Oaxaca to Jalisco Mx., 1372m elev., South end of Puerto Angel Rd., epiphytic on oaks, Hillside above stream,

A small sized, cool to cold growing, rambling Mexican orchid occuring at elevations of 1300 to 2700 meters with inverted pear-shaped, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms on an apical, erect, 1 3/5 to 5 1/5" [4 to 13 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that is shorter or equal to the leaves and occurs in the late summer and early spring.

Synonyms*Encyclia obpiribulbon Hágsater 1982; Prosthechea obpiribulbon [Hags] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as Prosthechea obpiribulbon photo fide;

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