Prosthechea baculus

Prosthechea baculus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. baculus
Binomial name
Prosthechea baculus
(Rchb. f.) W. E. Higgins 1997

Prosthechea baculus is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea


Plant blooms from spring to fall with two to three 7.5 cm flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of honey.


Plants are found growing in the lower montane forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and south to Colombia and Brazil at elevations of 400 to 1700 meters


Plants grow in cool to 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.


Common Names: The Stake-Like Prosthechea


  1. Anacheilium baculus [Rchb.f] Withner & Harding 2004
  2. Encyclia baculus (Rchb. f.) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971
  3. Encyclia pentotis (Rchb. f.) Dressler 1961
  4. Epidendrum acuminatum Sessé & Moc. 1798
  5. *Epidendrum baculus Rchb. f. 1856
  6. Epidendrum beyrodtianum Schltr. 1915
  7. Epidendrum pentotis Rchb. f. 1876
  8. Hormidium baculus [Rchb.f] Breiger 1977

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