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Orchid Species: Prosthechea cochleata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Prosthechea cochleata is an orchid species identified by (L.) W.E.Higgins in 1998.
Genus
Prosthechea (Psh.)
Grex
cochleata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) W.E.Higgins
Year
1998
ORIGIN: They originate from Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Leewards, Puerto Rica, Windwards, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia as a medium sized epiphyte found in dense tropical evergreen, deciduous and oak forests at altitudes up to 1900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: The 'cockleshell orchid' has upside down flowers with smooth, ovoid to oblong-elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, imbricate, scarious sheaths with 2 to 3, apical, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below, basally clasping leaves and can bloom for 6 months starting in the spring with an apical, erect, short to 15 [to 37.5 cm], few to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with a basal sheath that has successive opening, non-fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 1/2 inches [to 8.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl cochleatum 1933 </i><i> triandrum</i> (Ames) Small
Add+ Encyclia E lancifolia 1971 (Pav. ex Lindl.) Dressler & G.E.Pollard
Add+ Epidendrum Epi lancifolium 1831 Pav. ex Lindl.
Add+ Encyclia E cochleata 1961 (L.) Dressler
Add+ Epidendrum Epi triandrum 1906 (Ames) House
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