Pescatoria hemixantha

Pescatoria hemixantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Pescatoria
Species: Pes. hemixantha
Binomial name
Pescatoria hemixantha
[Rchb.f] Dressler 2005

Pescatoria hemixantha is a species of genus Pescatoria


Plants bloom from spring to summer with a single 7.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in montane forest of Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil at elevations of 150 to 1300 meters


Keep plant at intermediate to warm 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.


Common Names: The Half Yellow Pescatoria


  1. Bollea hemixantha Rchb.f. 1888
  2. Bollea cardonae Schnee 1953

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