Prosthechea guttata [Schlechter] Christenson 2003

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Common Name The Spotted Prosthechea

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is found in Mexico in pine and oak or mixed forests at altitudes of 1400 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte found with loosely clustered, conical-ovoid to fusiform-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, elliptic to oblong-ligulate, obtuse or acute leaves that blooms in the spring to summer an apical, 2 1/4" to 8" [6 to 20 cm] long, few to many [3 to 20] flowered, erect, racemose inflorescence with non-resupinate, successive opening, fragrant flowers .

Synonyms Encyclia guttata [Rich & Gal.] Schlechter 1918; Encyclia maculosa (Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf.) Hoehne 1952; *Epidendrum maculosum Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1935; Epidendrum guttatum Rich & Gal. 1845; Hormidium guttatum (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Brieger 1977 ; Prosthechea maculosa (Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf.) W.E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum maculosum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb, & Launert 1992 as Encyclia maculosa; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Prosthechea maculosa photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #2 2015 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as P maculosa