Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Encyclia tripunctata

Encyclia tripunctata now Pollardia tripunctata or the Three Spot Pollardia. These are found from around 3500 to 6000 feet in Nayarit, Jaslisco, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos, and Oaxaca, Mexico. They are distinctive for their almost black column. This one is blooming in the greenhouse right now.


LKPCA said...

Nice pic, and a pretty little thing! Is it fragrant?

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Yes, it is wonderfully fragrant in a heady, fruity, rich sort of way.

LKPCA said...

Excellent, thx! Added to my list of coveted orchids (I collect for fragrance). Couple wks ago picked up a couple other encyclias - a 2-spiked mounted radiata and a flowering fragrans - or should I say prosthechea). Pics here: SJ Show buys, although it's probably old hat to you, as an AOS judge!