Prosthechea elisae Chiron & V.P.Castro 2003Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part shadeWarm Fall

Common Name Elisa's Prosthechea [Daughter of Roberto Kautsky, Brazilian dicoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil on rocks at elevations around 500 meters as a medium sized, warm growing lithophyte with fusiform, laterally compressed, sulcate, 4 noded pseudobulbs with the bottom 2 nodes enveloped in youth by imbricating, deciduous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, subcoriaceous, oblanceolate, obtuse, dorsally keeled, dark green leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 10.8 to 12" [27 to 30 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence arising through 3 spathes

Synonyms Anacheilium janeirense Campacci 2004; Prosthechea janeirensis [Campacci] Higgins 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner & Harding 2004 as Anacheilium janieriense photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Castro 2006 plate 183 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 as Anacheilium elisae photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide