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Prosthechea pterocarpa

Prosthechea pterocarpa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. pterocarpa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Prosthechea pterocarpa
(Lindl.) W.E. Higgins 1997


Prosthechea pterocarpa is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom at any time with four to twelve flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on oak trees in western Mexico at elevations of 550 to 2200 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Winged Seedpod Prosthechea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Encyclia pterocarpa (Lindl.) Dressler 1961
  2. Epidendrum cinnamomeum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845
  3. *Epidendrum pterocarpum Lindl. 1841
  4. Pollardia pterocarpa [Lindley] Withner & Harding 2004
  5. Pseudencyclia pterocarpa (Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

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