Prosthechea brassavolae

Prosthechea brassavolae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. brassavolae
Binomial name
Prosthechea brassavolae
[Rchb.f] Withner & Harding 2004

Prosthechea brassavolae is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea.


Plant flowers from spring to fall with six to nine 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are faintly fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the evergreen forest of Mexico to Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 900 to 2500 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 Brassavola-Like Panarica


  1. Encyclia brassavolae (Rchb. f.) Dressler 1961
  2. Encyclium brassavolae [Rchb.f] Lindley ex Stein 1892
  3. *Epidendrum brassavolae Rchb. f.1852
  4. Hormidium brassavolae [Rchb.f] Brieger 1877
  5. Prosthechea brassavolae (Rchb. f.) W. E. Higgins 1997
  6. Pseudencyclia brassavolae (Rchb.f.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

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