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Encyclia varicosa Veined Pollardia


Veined Pollardia , Encyclia varicosa


Pollardia varicosa [Lindl.] Withner & Harding 2004 Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Veined Pollardia

Flower Size to about 1" [to about 2.5 cm]

Endemic to Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz, Puebla, and Hidalgo states of Mexico, this small sized, epiphytic, terrestrial or lithophytic species occurs at 1500 to 2800 meters in elevations in wet forests of oak and pine-oak with ovoid-fusiform to ovoid-elliptic, pseudobulbs that extend apically to a thin neck and carrying 2 to 3, apical, elliptic-oblong, to elliptic-lanceolate, acute or subacute leaves an inflorescence that is apical, erect or arching from 1 1/2 to 20" [75 to 80 cm] long, simple and has from 4 to 25 fragrant, longlasting, glossy textured flowers that blooms mostly in the winter or summer. Chiapas Mx. and Honduras, 1370 to 2400 meters in elev., Montebello Lakes area, terrestrial in shade of large rocks.

Synonyms Encyclia chiriquensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; Encyclia phymatoglossa (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; Encyclia varicosa (Bateman ex Lindl.) Schltr. 1918; Encyclia varicosa subs lieobulbon [Hkr.] Dressler & Pollard 1971 ; Epidendrum chiriquense Rchb. f. 1852; Epidendrum leiobulbon Hook. f. 1841; Epidendrum lunaeanum A. Rich. ex Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum phymatoglossum Rchb. f. 1852; Epidendrum quadratum Klotzsch 1850; Epidendrum ramirezzi Gojon Sanchez 1930; *Epidendrum varicosum Bateman ex Lindl. 1838; Prosthechea varicosa (Bateman ex Lindl.) W. E. Higgins 1997; Pseudencyclia varicosa (Bateman ex Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003