Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pescatorea cerina

Pescatorea cerina - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe Pescatorea cerina that has been in the greenhouse for almost three years has finally bloomed. It has been wetter, warmer and more shaded than in previous years. It is good to know that I am at least in the ballpark for giving it a good micro-climate to grow in.

Pescatorea cerina - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Pescatorea contains 12 species from Costa Rica to Ecuador and Colombia. They are bulbless epiphytes with fan shape leaves growing in extremely wet cloud forests at the base of trees. Pescatorea cerina from Costa Rica and south to Colombia in wet mountain forests in low light. It is cold to warm growing and is fragrant.

It is good to see that the flower is typical for the species. I didn't really doubt the label but with a new plant I am always in "trust but verify" mode.