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Pescatoria

Pescatoria klabochorum plate
Pescatoria klabochorum plate from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance:
Genus: Pescatoria
Rchb.f. 1869
Type Species
Pescatoria cerina


The genus Pescatoria is made up of fifteen species of orchids. It is abbreviated as Pes. in horticultural trade.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Costa Rica to Ecuador and Colombia

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have no pseudobulbs and fan shaped leaves.

CultureEdit

Keep plant at cool to intermediate temperatures with high humidity. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite. Potting media should never be allowed to dry out.

NamingEdit

The genus was named after french orchid collector J. P. Pescatore.

Species Edit