Pollardia pringlei [Rolfe ex Ames] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey

Common Name Pringle's Pollardia [English Collector of Mexican Orchids 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Michoacan, Mexico, Morelos, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico, as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species found at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters in wet pine-oak forests with clustered, ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2 apical, erect to arcuate, widely linear, ensiform or narrowly elliptic-ensiform, acute to subobtuse, minutely apiculate, coriaceous, dark green, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms on an apical, erect, 3 to 6" [7 to 16 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence with descending, resupinate, non-fragrant flowers that occurs in the spring.

Synonyms Encyclia pringlei (Rolfe ex Ames) Schltr. 1918; *Epidendrum pringlei Rolfe ex Ames 1904; Hormidium pringlei [Rolfe ex Ames] Brieger 1977; Prosthechea pringlei [Rolfe ex Ames] Higgins 1997; Pseudencyclia pringlei (Rolfe) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum pringlei; *The Cattleyas and Their Relativers Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1071 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide

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