Prosthechea citrina

Prosthechea citrina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. citrina
Binomial name
Prosthechea citrina
(Lex.) W.E.Higgins 1998

Prosthechea citrina is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea.


Plant flowers from spring to summer with one to two 8.7 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of citrus.


Plant is found growing in the oak and pine forests of southern Mexico at elevations of 1300 to 2600 meters


Plants grow in cool to intermediate 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 Citrus Prosthechea


  1. Euchile citrina [La Llave & Lex.] Withner 1998
  2. Cattleya citrina [La Llave & Lex.] Lindl. 1824
  3. Cattleya karwinskii Mart. 1830
  4. Cattleya sulfurina Lem. 1854
  5. Encyclia citrina (La Llave & Lex.) Dressler 1961
  6. Epidendrum citrinum (La Llave & Lex.) Rchb. f. 1862
  7. Hormidium citrinum [La Llave & Lex.] Brieger 1977
  8. *Sobralia citrina La Llave & Lex. 1825

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