Prosthechea prismatocarpa – 365 days of orchids – day 915


Another lovely prosthecheas flowering today is Prosthechea prismatocarpa.

This wonderful species from Central America is a large growing member of the cattleya family that produces long spikes of dramatic flowers. The flowers are butterfly pollinated with the pink section of the lip the perfect shape for a large butterfly to grab hold of.

We have two varieties of the species; a smaller, wide flowered clone shown above that is spreading in its habit, and a larger flowered more upright clone with taller narrower flowers, shown below.


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  1. A Jones says:

    101 Dalmatians?