Pollardia punctulata (Rchb.f.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo by Julio Valdez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Spotted Pollardia

Flower Size .88" to 1.04" [2.2 to 2.6 cm]

Found in Sinaloa, Jalisco, Michoacan, Mexico, Morelos, Guerrero states of Mexico in humid oak forests and Barranca forests at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid to ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, usually 2, coriaceous, glaucous, ensiform, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, peduncle, to 6" [15 cm] long, lax, paniculate, each branch 2.4 to 8" [6 to 20 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered, overall to 24" [60 cm] long, successively 20 to 70 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with triangular-ovate, acuminate to obtuse, papyraceous, bracts and triangular, obtuse, papyraceous floral bracts and carrying slightly cinnamon scented flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia rhombilabia S.Rosillo 1986; *Epidendrum punctulatum Rchb.f. 1885; Prosthechea punctulata (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 2002 publ. 2003; Prosthechea rhombilabia (S.Rosillo) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998; Pseudencyclia punctulata (Rchb.f.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 652 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Prosthechea punctulata drawing fide; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004;

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