Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pretty picture: Pescatorea lehmannii


Another picture from the orchid show back in March. I really liked this one, partly because it was a species I'd never heard of before -- a genus I'd never heard of before, even! -- and partly because of the weird furry lip. I went looking around to see if I could locate any interesting trivia about this plant, but as far as Wikipedia and davesgarden.com are concerned, it doesn't exist. Which actually makes me like it even more.


9 comments:

CelticRose said...

Interesting. I am very curious about the purpose of that furry lip, but I couldn't find much info either.

The best I could find was minimal info on the genus here: http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Pescatoria, and a very pretty picture here: http://www.eol.org/pages/1135639.

Btw, you've misspelled it slightly. It's Pescatoria lehmannii with 2 n's.

mr_subjunctive said...

CelticRose:

Thanks for the correction. I normally double-check the spellings, because the people presenting plants at the orchid show usually don't, but in this case I guess I didn't. Or I did and just didn't notice the second "n."

stefanogiovannini said...

hard to find because the genus is Pescatorea not Pescatoria. it happens - I am really bad at typing on a keyboard.

anyway on the orchidspecies site you can find amost anything:

http://www.orchidspecies.com/pesclehmani.htm

Justin said...
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mr_subjunctive said...

stefanogiovannini:

Wow. It wasn't a typo; they just didn't spell any of the name correctly at the orchid show. Thanks for the correction and link.

stefanogiovannini said...

I actually see so many misspellings on Orchid forums! And I am not talking about Orchid names!

CelticRose said...

@stefanogiovannini: I saw both spellings for the genus when I did my search. I'm not sure which one is correct.

Paul said...

Well don't know this could very well be "orchid overload" for you but you can find a plethora of orchid species photos here:

http://www.orchidspecies.com/

Information per species is very compressed and details like why the lip is hairy is unfortunately lacking but considering the volume of species addressed, one certainly can't fault the man......

r said...

never heard of it either.
the flower reminds me of the Bifrenaria-s, but this one seems to lack any prominent pseudobulbs.