131161 Psh. mariae 'Gerd Röllke' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Prosthechea mariae

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Prosthechea mariae is an orchid species identified by (Ames) W.E.Higgins in 1998.
Genus
Prosthechea (Psh.)
Grex
mariae
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Ames) W.E.Higgins
Year
1998
ORIGIN: Found at altitudes of 1000 to 1200 meters in dry oak forests in NW Mexico only.

DESCRIPTION: A warm to cool growing, medium sized, pendant epiphyte with 2 to 3, towards the apex, waxy gray, oblong or elliptic-oblong, acute foliage and ovoid, clustered, pseudobulbs. It is best mounted on wood, and blooms in spring and summer with fragrant flowers on an apical, 2 to 11 [5 to 27 cm] long, suberect to arching, few [1 to 5] flowered inflorescence and is a semi-deciduous plant that requires a dry winter rest, moderate light and mounting on wood or tree fern.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [5 to 8 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Encyclia E mariae 1952 (Ames) Hoehne
Add+ Euchile Ech mariae 1998 (Ames) Withner
Add+ Epidendrum Epi mariae 1937 Ames
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