Prosthechea pulchra Dodson & W.E.Higgins 2001

Photo by Saul Altamirano A. and The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

Another Angle Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Dodson & Bennett and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

part Shade Cold LATE Fall Winter

Common Name The Beautiful Prosthechea

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong, somewhat flattened, sulcate pseduobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate basally leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a terminal, shorter than the leaf to 2" [5 cm] long, 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate spathe with 1 to 2 short bracts and small floral bracts.

Synonyms Anacheilium vinaceum Withner & P.A.Harding 2004; Encyclia pulcherrima Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989; Prosthechea vinacea Christenson 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ; IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Orchids of Peru Plate 0054 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Encyclia pulcherrima drawing fide; The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 photo fide;

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