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Orchid Species: Prosthechea calamaria

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Prosthechea calamaria is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins in 1998.
Genus
Prosthechea (Psh.)
Grex
calamaria
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) W.E.Higgins
Year
1998
ORIGIN: A small sized, hot to cool growing, Brazilian, Colombian, Bolivian and Venezuelan, cockleshell, matforming epiphyte on thick branches or main trunks of trees in rainforests at elevations of 220 to 1400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, hot to cool growing, Brazilian, Colombian, Bolivian and Venezuelan, cockleshell, matforming epiphyte on thick branches or main trunks of trees in rainforests at elevations of 220 to 1400 meters with fusiform to spindle shaped, slightly compressed, glossy green pseudobulbs that has 2 to 3 towards the apex, ligulate to narrowly oblanceolate, obtuse or subacute leaves and blooms in the Brazilian fall on a terminal, .8 to 1.6 [2 to 4 cm] long, racemose, densly few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb carrying the 4 to 7, non-resupinate flowers close to the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/5 inch [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Prosthechea Psh tripunctata 1998 W.E.Higgins
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl punctiferum 1984 (Rchb.f.) F.Barros
Add+ Encyclia E organensis 1972 (Rolfe) Pabst
Add+ Encyclia E pipio 1972 (Rchb.f.) Pabst
Add+ Encyclia E punctifera 1972 (Rchb.f.) Pabst
Add+ Epidendrum Epi organense 1898 Rolfe
Add+ Epidendrum Epi pipio 1856 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi punctiferum 1881 Rchb.f.
Add+ Pollardia Poll tripunctata 2004 (W.E.Higgins) Withner & P.A.Harding
Add+ Prosthechea Psh pipio 1998 (Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins
Add+ Prosthechea Psh punctifera 1998 (Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins
Add+ Encyclia E calamaria 1972 (Lindl.) Pabst
Add+ Hormidium Horm calamarium 1961 (Lindl.) Brieger
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl calamarium 1981 (Lindl.) Pabst
Add+ Epidendrum Epi calamarium 1838 Lindl.
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