Prosthechea panthera

Prosthechea panthera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. panthera
Binomial name
Prosthechea panthera
[Rchb.f]Higgins 1997

Prosthechea panthera is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea


Plant bloom from winter to spring with up to fifteen 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the oak forest of Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and in Guatemala at elevations of 1300 to 2100 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 Panther-Like Prosthechea


  1. Encyclia panthera (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918
  2. *Epidendrum panthera Rchb. f. 1956
  3. Epidendrum papyriferum Schlechter 1899
  4. Hormidium panthera (Rchb. f.) Brieger 1977

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