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Prosthechea abbreviata

Prosthechea abbreviata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. abbreviata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Prosthechea abbreviata
(Schltr.) W. E. Higgins 1997


Prosthechea abbreviata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with two to four 2.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light is recommended. Lengthen drying period a bit in the winter.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Abbreviated Prosthechea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Anacheilium abbreviatum [Schlechter] Withner and Harding 2004
  2. Encyclia abbreviata (Schltr.) Dressler 1961
  3. *Epidendrum abbreviatum Schltr. 1906
  4. Epidendrum prorepens Ames 1923

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