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Orchid Species: Prosthechea cochleata

Prosthechea cochleata is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 1998.
Genus
Prosthechea (Psh.)
Grex
cochleata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
This is a natural hybrid
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 Origin
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl cochleatum
Add+ Epidendrum Epi cochleatum Sander, traditional
Add+ Epidendrum Epi triandrum
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