(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Description:The genus is characterized by the presence of elongated and flattened pseudo-bulbs ended in a narrow foliage set of 2-3 leaves.
Pseudo-bulbs are separated by a rhizome of 1-8cm. Roots do not exceed one millimeter in diameter.
The lip is not lobed and does not surround the column with its side lobes.
Synonyms:Epithecia, Hormidium, Anacheilium, Epicladium, Euchile, Pseudencyclia, Panarica, Pollardia
Origin:Central America, southern United States, Mexico
Species:The genus Prosthechea contains about 120 species.
- Prosthechea cochleata
- Prosthechea glauca (type species)