Prosthechea magnispatha

Prosthechea magnispatha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. magnispatha
Binomial name
Prosthechea magnispatha
[Ames, Hubbard, & Schweinf.] Higgins 1997

Prosthechea magnispatha is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea.


Plant flowers from fall to winter with five to seven flowers.


Plant is found growing in the pine and oak forest of Mexico at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters


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.


Common Names:The Large Sheathed Prosthechea


  1. ncyclia magnispatha (Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf.) Dressler 1961
  2. *Epidendrum magnispathum Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1934
  3. Pseudencyclia magnispatha (Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf.) V.P.Castro & Chiron, 2003

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