Prosthechea barbozae Pupulin 2004

Inflorescence Photo by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade WarmLATE FallEARLYWinter

Common Name Barboza's Prosthechea [Costa Rican Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in dense woods and wet premontane forests at elevations around 900 meters as miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid to suborbicular, strongly complanate pseduobulbs enveloped by 2, conduplicate, triangular, acute, papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, subacute, minutely apiculate, conduplicate basally leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, simple to paniculate, lateral branches short to 1.2" [3 cm] long, peduncle, terete to 6" [15 cm] long, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with 4 triangular-ovate, acute bracts and narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ; IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Selbyana 25(1):20. 2004