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Prostechea boothiana

Cattleya Alliance Species

by Lou Lodyga

Originally published in The Florida Orchidist

Posted by Sys Admin over 6 years ago.


This article references Psh. boothiana.
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A Florida native, also found in the Caribbean and Mexico in dry scrub forest and tropical deciduous forests as a hot to warm growing miniature to small sized epiphyte. It is found from sea level to 150 meters in elevation, it is commonly called the dollar orchid for the shape of it pseudobulbs; it grows best on a mount in bright light and blooms in the summer.

Spikes arise from newly formed bulbs and tend to be larger than the plant. They can carry up to 5 long-lasting flowers. Like all Florida orchids, this one is illegal to collect in the wild. Plants are available from several nurseries.

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