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Encyclia pastoris Veined Pollardia


Veined Pollardia , Encyclia pastoris


Pollardia venosa [Lindl] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Veined Pollardia

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A Mexican, small to medium sized, epiphytic species from the west coast found at 100-2500 feet in pine oak forest, occasionally on rocks, with ellipsoid to fusiform, widely spaced pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblong to elliptic-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through late summer with an apical, few [2 to 5] flowered, 4 3/4" [to 12 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that is as long or a bit longer than the leaves and all arising from an mature pseudobulb and has resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia venosa (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918; Encyclia pastoris [Lex.] Schltr. 1918l Encyclia wendlandiana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Epidendrum ensicaulon A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Epidendrum pastoris Link & Otto 1828; *Epidendrum venosum Lindl. 1831; Epidendrum wendlandianum Kraenzl. 1893; Prosthechea pastoris (Lex.) Espejo & López-Ferr. 2000 ; Prosthechea venosa [Lindl.] Higgins 1997; Pseudencyclia venosa (Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003