Prosthechea mariae

Prosthechea mariae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. mariae
Binomial name
Prosthechea mariae
(Ames) W.E.Higgins 1997 [1998]

Prosthechea mariae is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea.


Plant flowers from spring to summer with one to five 8 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant


Plant is found growing in the oak forest of northwestern Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 2000 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: Marie's Prosthechea


  1. Euchile mariae [Ames] Withner 1998
  2. Encyclia mariae [Ames] Hoenhe 1952
  3. *Epidendrum mariae Ames 1937

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