Prosthechea ebanii Chiron & V.P.Castro 2008

Inflorescence Photos by Chiron & V.P.Castro , Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Eban's Prosthechea [Brazilian Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil as miniature sized, epiphyte with elliptic pseduobulbs carrying a single to 2, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, enveloped by 4 to 5 sterile bracts, 2" [5 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Within my framework this species would be better placed within Anachielium but to date it has not been named as such.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ; IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Richardiana 8(3): 106-109 Chiron & V.P.Castro 2008; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide