Prosthechea bicamerata [Rchb.f] Higgins 1997 Drawing by Hagsater and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Two-Chambered Prosthechea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found as an medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte in Mexico at elevations of 1900 to 2600 meters in wet mixed forest or cloud forests with ovoid, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, elliptic-oblong, broadly acute, basally conduplicate and clasping leaves that will bloom in the fall through spring on an apical, erect, 16" [40 cm] long, few branching, many flowered inflorescence with 11 to 26, resupinate fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia bicamerata (Rchb. f.) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum bicameratum Rchb. f. 1871; Epidendrum karwinskii Rchb. f. 1869

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epidendrum karwinskii; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum bicameratum; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum karwinskii; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 648 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide;