Prosthechea fortunae (Dressler) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998 Photo by Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Part shadeCool LATE SummerEARLYfall

Common Name The Fortuna Dam Prosthechea [A Dam in Panama]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Chiriqui Province of Panama as a miniature sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with clustered, ovate to suborbicular, strongly flattened pseudoubulbs carrying one to two, glaucous leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Encyclia fortunae Dressler 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City). 7(4): Dressler 1980 as Encyclia fortunae photo/drawing fide; *Orchid Digest Vol 65 #2 2001; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004