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Pescatoria klabochorum plate.jpg
Pescatoria klabochorum plate from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
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.


Plants are found from Costa Rica to Ecuador and Colombia


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


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.


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


  • Pescatoria backhousiana Rchb.f., 1877.
  • Pescatoria bella Rchb.f., 1878.
  • Pescatoria cerina (Lindl. & Paxton) Rchb.f., 1852.
  • Pescatoria cochlearis Rolfe, 1906.
  • Pescatoria coelestis (Rchb.f.) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria coronaria Rchb.f., 1876.
  • Pescatoria dayana Rchb.f., 1872.
  • Pescatoria dormaniana Rchb.f., 1881.
  • Pescatoria ecuadorana (Dodson) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria fimbriata Regel, 1879.
  • Pescatoria gairiana Rchb.f., 1879.
  • Pescatoria hemixantha (Rchb.f.) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria hirtzii (Waldv.) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria klabochorum Rchb.f., 1879.
  • Pescatoria lalindei (Linden) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria lamellosa Rchb.f., 1875.
  • Pescatoria lawrenceana (Rchb.f.) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria lehmannii Rchb.f., 1879.
  • Pescatoria pulvinaris (Rchb.f.) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria russeliana Rchb.f., 1878.
  • Pescatoria schroederiana (Sander) Rolfe, 1900.
  • Pescatoria triumphans Rchb.f. & Warsz., 1854.
  • Pescatoria violacea (Lindl.) Dressler, 2005.
  • Pescatoria wallisii Linden & Rchb.f., 1869.
  • Pescatoria whitei (Rolfe) Dressler, 2005.