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Orchid Species: Prosthechea latro

Kew currently accepted name is Prosthechea bulbosa

Prosthechea latro is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f. ex Cogn.) V.P.Castro & Chiron in 2003. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea bulbosa.
Genus
Prosthechea (Psh.)
Grex
latro
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f. ex Cogn.) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Year
2003
ORIGIN: Found in southeastern Brazil on trees and rocks in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing with elongate, ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, fleshy, 4 to 4.8 [10 to 12 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.8 inches [4.5 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 bulbosa 1998 (Vell.) W.E.Higgins
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl bulbosum 2004 (Vell.) Withner & P.A.Harding
Add+ Encyclia E inversa 1976 (Lindl.) Pabst
Add+ Epidendrum Epi inversum 1839 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi latro 1898 Rchb.f. ex Cogn. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Prosthechea Psh inversa 1998 (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins
Add+ Encyclia E bulbosa 1972 (Vell.) Pabst
Add+ Epidendrum Epi bulbosum 1831 Vell.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Psh. bulbosa 'Arnie' (2002)
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