Prosthechea

COMMON NAME

Appendage orchid, cockleshell or clamshell orchid

TYPE

Orchid

FAMILY

Orchidaceae

NOTES

With over 100 species, this group has always been problematic in that the physical characteristics seem not to fit into nice discrete groups allowing easy classification. The newly resurrected genus name for the group of orchids that have been classified in the past with epidendrums, encyclias, anacheiliums and many others.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico to Paraguay, as well as in Florida and the West Indies

NATIVE HABITAT

Neotropical epiphytic genus

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

aos.org

 

Prosthechea