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Prosthechea radiata

Prosthechea radiata

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


Prosthechea radiata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from fall to spring with four to twelve flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 2.5 cm wide

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in pine and oak forest in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 150 to 2000 meters.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Lined Petal Prosthechea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Encyclia radiata [Lindley]Dressler 1961
  2. Epidendrum marginatum Lk., Kl. & Otto 1841 Not L.C.Rich
  3. *Epidendrum radiatum Lindley 1841
  4. Anacheilium radiatum (Lindl.) Pabst, Moutinho & A.V. Pinto 1981

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